• Kai von FintelEmail author
  • Sabine Iatridou


The compositional analysis of sentences like “Tony has been happy since he’s been taking Prozac” becomes feasible through a combination of a maximal informativeness semantics for definite descriptions and an elided second “since” inside the “since”-clause.


Tense Aspect Perfect Temporal adverbials Ellipsis Definites Informativeness 



For helpful comments on this paper, we thank Daniel Altshuler and an anonymous reviewer.


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  1. 1.Department of Linguistics and PhilosophyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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