Chapter 5: Intensional Transitive Verbs and their 'Objects'

In Abstract Objects and the semantics of Natural Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013)
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This chapter gives a truthmaker-based account of the semantics of 'reifying' quantifiers like 'something' when they act as complements of intensional transitive verbs ('need', 'look for'). It argues that such quantifiers range over 'variable satisfiers' of the attitudinal object described by the verb (e.g. the need or the search)

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Friederike Moltmann
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