11.2.8 Donkeys again

DRT analyses of donkey sentences.

Let's return to the donkey sentences again and see how DRT analyses them. Consider the example ``Every farmer that owns a donkey beats it.'' again:

Both ``every farmer'' and ``a donkey'' introduce a discourse referent in the antecedent DRS of the implicational condition. The pronoun ``it'' introduces the discourse referent z in the consequent of the implicational condition. Following the definition of accessibility, the discourse referent y introduced by ``a donkey'' is available as antecedent, a link that is established by the DRS-condition .

Aljoscha Burchardt, Stephan Walter, Alexander Koller, Michael Kohlhase, Patrick Blackburn and Johan Bos
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