PP-2022-05: Modified numerals and split disjunction: the first-order case

PP-2022-05: Aloni, Maria and van Ormondt, Peter (2022) Modified numerals and split disjunction: the first-order case. [Pre-print] (Submitted)

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We present a number of puzzles arising for the interpretation of mod-
ified numerals. Following Büring and others we assume that the main
difference between comparative and superlative modifiers is that only the latter convey disjunctive meanings. We further argue that the inference patterns triggered by disjunction and superlative modifiers are hard to capture in existing semantic and pragmatic analyses of these phenomena (neo-Gricean or grammatical alike), and we propose a novel account of these inferences in the framework of bilateral state-based modal logic defining a first order extension of Aloni (2021)’s BSML.

Item Type: Pre-print
Report Nr: PP-2022-05
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2022
Subjects: Language
Depositing User: Peter van Ormondt
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2022 09:36
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2022 09:36
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1884

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