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Natalie Yu (1155000186) April 5, 2011 LING 2006 Semantics Assignment 3 1. (a) “Necessarily, Japan’s nuclear crisis is worse than the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979” is true iff we. (‘Japan’s nuclear crisis is worse than the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979’ is true in we.) (b) “Necessarily, every proposition is either true or false” is true iff w. (“Every proposition is either true or false” is true in w.) (c) “Necessarily, every university student takes at least one course in each term” is true iff wpo. (‘Every university student takes at least one course in each term’ is true in wpo.) (d) “Possibly a person convicted of murder is subject to a life sentence” is true iff wpo. (‘A person convicted of murder is subject to a life sentence’ is true in wpo. (e) “Possibly a cat is a robot from Venus” is true iff w. (‘A cat is a robot from Venus’ is true in w.) (f) There is ambiguity in the sentence. First reading with epistemic possibility:
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  • Spring '12
  • Anthropology
  • Three Mile Island accident, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang, WPO, Sir Donald Tsang, Donald Tsang resigns

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