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Oliver and Smiley on the Collective–Distributive Opposition (pages 201-205)

Gustavo PICAZO ABSTRACT: Two objections are raised against Oliver and Smiley’s analysis of the collective–distributive opposition in their 2016 book: (1) They take it as a basic premise that the collective reading of ‘baked a cake’ corresponds to a predicate different from its distributive reading, and the same applies to all predicate expressions that admit both a collective and a …

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