Linguistics and Philosophy

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 333–380 | Cite as

Comparatives, superlatives, and resolution

  • Jean Mark Gawron


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Mark Gawron
    • 1
  1. 1.SRI International EK 282Menlo ParkUSA

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