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  1. Sequence of tense and temporal de re.Dorit Abusch - 1997 - Linguistics and Philosophy 20 (1):1-50.
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    The scope of indefinites.Dorit Abusch - 1993 - Natural Language Semantics 2 (2):83-135.
    This paper claims that indefinite descriptions, singular and plural, have different scope properties than genuine quantifiers. This claim is based on their distinct behavior in island constructions: while indefinites in islands can have intermediate (and maximal) scope readings, quantifiers cannot. Further, the simplest in situ interpretation strategy for indefinites results in incorrect truth conditions for intermediate (and maximal) scope readings. I introduce a mechanism which “auto-matically” preserves the restriction on free variables corresponding to indefinites, in a way which allows the (...)
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    On verbs and time.Dorit Abusch - unknown
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    A Possible-Worlds Construal of Unreliability in Film.Dorit Abusch - 2022 - Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 59 (2):38-42.
    This paper comments on Emar Maier’s “Unreliability and point of view in filmic narration”. It is suggested that, without having discourse representations that include embedding operators, films can be unreliable in the broad sense of having propositional contents that depart from inferable, realistic scenarios. Second, films and embedded shots in film can convey agent-centered information without being composed of point-of-view shots. The reason is that the discourse representation can include information about discourse referents that identifies a depicted individual as a (...)
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    Circumstantial and temporal dependence in counterfactual modals.Dorit Abusch - 2012 - Natural Language Semantics 20 (3):273-297.
    “Counterfactual” readings of might/could have were previously analyzed using metaphysical modal bases. This paper presents examples and scenarios where the assumptions of such a branching-time semantics are not met, because there are facts at the base world that preclude the complement of the modal becoming true. Additional arguments show that counterfactual readings are context dependent. These data motivate a semantics using a circumstantial (or factual) modal base, which refers to context-dependent facts about a world and time. The analysis is formulated (...)
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    Pictorial free perception.Dorit Abusch & Mats Rooth - 2023 - Linguistics and Philosophy 46 (4):747-798.
    Pictorial free perception reports are sequences in comics or film of one unit that depicts an agent who is looking, and a following unit that depicts what they see. This paper proposes an analysis in possible worlds semantics and event semantics of such sequences. Free perception sequences are implicitly anaphoric, since the interpretation of the second unit refers to the agent depicted in the first. They are argued to be possibly non-extensional, because they can depict hallucination or mis-perception. The semantics (...)
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  7. Causatives and mixed aspectual type.Dorit Abusch - 2005 - In Greg N. Carlson & Francis Jeffry Pelletier (eds.), Reference and Quantification: The Partee Effect. CSLI Publications.
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    Remarks on the State Formulation of de re Present Tense.Dorit Abusch - 1997 - Natural Language Semantics 5 (3):303-313.
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  9. Temporal and circumstantial dependence in counterfactual modals.Dorit Abusch - 2007 - In Dekker Aloni (ed.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Amsterdam Colloquium.
     
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  10. William Rounds Scott Soames.Martin Stokhof, Dorit Abusch, Ju D. Apresjan, Nicholas Asher, David Auerbach, Kent Bach, Mark Baltin, Chris Barker, Stephen Barker & Ellen Barton - 1995 - Linguistics and Philosophy 18:687-688.
     
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