Journal of Philosophical Logic 38 (3):343-361 (2009)

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Nino Cocchiarella
Indiana University, Bloomington
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A semantic analysis of mass nouns is given in terms of a logic of classes as many. In previous work it was shown that plural reference and predication for count nouns can be interpreted within this logic of classes as many in terms of the subclasses of the classes that are the extensions of those count nouns. A brief review of that account of plurals is given here and it is then shown how the same kind of interpretation can also be given for mass nouns
Keywords Mass nouns  Logic of classes as many  Logic of plurals  Mereology
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