Couldn’t the same be stated in a simpler way?

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Nel'zya li poproshche?
Petr Kusliy
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
no.4 (vol.50)

This comment on E.Borisov’s text deals with some technical complications that his proposed analysis faces, according to the author’s opinion. The author argues that Borisov’s definition of the operator O is not clear and his theory might predict non-existent readings unless the definition is stated clearly. The author criticizes Borisov’s proposal for not being compositional and outlines an alternative analysis in terms of the contemporary semantic treatments of comparative constructions and attitude reports.

formal semantics, compositionality, comparatives, attitude reports


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