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8 April 2015, Project All, Restrict Some (joint work with Clemens Mayr), Uli Sauerland, ZAS Berlin

Speaker: Uli Sauerland, ZAS Berlin
Date: Wednesday 8 April 2015
Time: 15:30-17:00
Location: Leiden University, Eyckhof 3/002

Though projection is the characteristic property of presuppositions, projection from the scope of a quantifier has remained a problem. Experimental evidence has corroborated differences between quantifiers (Chemla 2009, Nat. Lang. Sem.). We propose a new approach based on the idea that silent domain restriction is generally allowed, but must satisfy the strongest meaning principle. Our system makes more accurate predictions than Fox (2013, in Camb. Univ. Press volume) "Strong Kleene" Semantics, however, for modified numerals a combined system seems to fare best.

For more information, contact Prof. Lisa Cheng at L.L.Cheng@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

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