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This paper investigates the role of context in the disambiguation of plural predication. We address the key phenomenon of "stubborn distributivity," whereby certain predicates e. We first validate a new methodology for measuring the interpretation of plural predications.
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This suggests a pragmatic account of how ambiguous plural predications are interpreted. In particular, stubbornly distributive predicates are so because the collective properties they name are unpredictable, or unstable, in most contexts; this unpredictability results in a noisy collective interpretation, something speakers and listeners recognize as ineffective for communicating efficiently about their world.
We formalize the pragmatics of utterance disambiguation within the Bayesian Rational Speech Act framework. Edit this record.
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