Since their adaptation from a tool of computer science to one of linguistics, continuations have been applied to a wide variety of natural language phenomena. Here we expand upon these efforts to give an account of the class of phrases known as ``weak definites:'' nominals that appear with a definite article but do not set up an individual discourse referent. We draw upon Aguilar-Guevara and Zwarts' formalization of weak definites (2010) as reference to kinds to develop two operators that can be applied within the continuation-based grammar presented by Barker & Shan (2013) to produce weak readings.
This example shows how to create citations in footnotes using biblatex. Biblatex automatically formats references and citations, much like BibTeX, but biblatex is more robust and more powerful. You can (almost certainly) use your existing .bib databases with biblatex, it comes with a wide variety of styles built in, and it's much easier to write your own custom styles.
In this example, we use the verbose-ibid style to generate footnotes with automatic “ibid.” abbreviations. For a full list of styles, see the user guide in the biblatex manual.