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Tabakowska, Elzbieta. 1980. Existential presuppositions and the choice of head NP determiner in English restrictive clauses. In Auwera, Johan van der, ed. The semantics of determiners. Croom Helm. pp. 189–210.
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It is claimed that relating the notion of the presupposition of existence to define descriptions only, does not reflect the whole intricacy and complexity involved in the use of relative constructions. Moreover, it is demonstrated that definiteness and indefiniteness are purely pragmatic notions.