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Paychecks, Presupposition, and Dependent Types

EasyChair Preprint no. 215

10 pagesPublished: June 1, 2018


This paper proposes an analysis of paycheck sentences in the framework of Dependent Type Semantics. We account for the anaphora resolution of paycheck pronouns by using dependent function types in dependent type theory. We argue that the presupposition of the possessive NP provides a function that contributes to the paycheck reading. The proposed analysis provides a uniform treatment of paycheck pronouns and standard referential pronouns, without introducing additional formal mechanisms to the system.

Keyphrases: anaphora, anaphora resolution, dependent function type, dependent type theory, natural language semantic, paycheck pronouns, presupposition, proof-theoretic semantics

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Ribeka Tanaka and Koji Mineshima and Daisuke Bekki},
  title = {Paychecks, Presupposition, and Dependent Types},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 215},
  doi = {10.29007/qw7n},
  year = {EasyChair, 2018}}
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