Jacques Jayez

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We study Abusch's (2002; 2010) distinction between hard and soft triggers from an experimental point of view. We show that there are apparent counterexamples to the distinction, discuss their status and describe future experiments aiming at clarifying the processing issues that form the core of the problem.
Current research in lexical semantics has brought into focus (i) the existence of general tendencies ('princi-ples') ac:o~ languages or inside language families, (ii) the existence of numerous exceptions to these tendencies. To reconcile these two facts, it seems natural to endorle s general conception of principles-with-exceptions or 'subregularities '1,(More)
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