Presupposition Projection Out of Quantified Sentences: Strengthening, Local Accommodation and Inter-speaker Variation
Author(s)Sudo, Yasutada; Romoli, Jacopo; Hackl, Martin; Fox, Daniel
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Presupposition projection in quantified sentences is at the center of debates in the presupposition literature. This paper reports on a survey revealing inter-speaker variation regarding which quantifier yields universal inferences—which Q in Q(B)(λx.C(x) [subscript p(x)]) supports the inference ∀x∈B:p(x) . We observe an implication that if some yields a universal inference for a speaker, no, and any in a polar question do as well. We propose an account of this implication based on a trivalent theory of presupposition projection together with auxiliary assumptions suggested by .
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Logic, Language and Meaning
Sudo, Yasutada, Jacopo Romoli, Martin Hackl, and Danny Fox. “Presupposition Projection Out of Quantified Sentences: Strengthening, Local Accommodation and Inter-Speaker Variation.” Logic, Language and Meaning (2012): 210–219.
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