Journal of Philosophical Logic

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 145–181

Generic terms and generic sentences

  • Greg N. Carlson

DOI: 10.1007/BF00278382

Cite this article as:
Carlson, G.N. J Philos Logic (1982) 11: 145. doi:10.1007/BF00278382


Whether or not the particular view of generic sentences articulated above is correct, it is quite clear that the study of generic terms and the truth-conditions of generic sentences touches on the representation of other parts of the grammar, as well as on how the world around us is reflected in language. I would hope that the problems mentioned above will highlight the relevance of semantic analysis to other apparently distinct questions, and focus attention on the relevance of linguistic problems to other already established areas of inquiry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Greg N. Carlson
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA