MoL-2020-07: The Only Thesis

MoL-2020-07: Hill, Angelica M. (2020) The Only Thesis. [Report]

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The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the ongoing discussion on the meaning of only. This thesis presents a number of puzzling examples drawn from Kai von Fintel’s work, as well as a dataset I extracted from an online corpus. Following, Zeevat (2009), I argue that the semantic contribution of only is fundamentally a denial of expectation and extend his analysis of only such that I am able to account for the classic exclusive use of only, Kai von Fintel’s puzzling data, as well as the new data I have collected from an the online corpus.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2020-07
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2020
Subjects: Language
Depositing User: Dr Marco Vervoort
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2020 14:08
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2020 14:08

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