Theta identification

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Theta identification is a process by which two arguments are identified.


In the nice man the arguments of the predicates nice and man are identified resulting in the interpretation 'x is nice & y is a man & x = y' where the 'x = y' part represents the identification.

See also



  • Higginbotham, J. 1985. On Semantics, Linguisitc Inquiry 16, 547-593
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