The pragmatics of plural predication: Homogeneity and Non-Maximality within the Rational Speech Act Model

Benjamin Spector
December 2017


This is a minimally revised version of a paper published in the Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium.


This paper offers an account of two puzzling properties of the intepretation of plural definites, known as 'Homogeneity' and 'Non-Maximality'. It reconstructs Kriz & Spector’s proposal within the framework of the Rational Speech Act model.