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There is a rich canon of work on the meaning of imperative sentences, e.g. Dance!, in philosophy and much recent research in linguistics has made its own exciting advances. However, I argue here that three kinds of observations about imperatives are problematic for approaches from both traditions. I contend that these shortcomings stem from an entirely(More)
Not at-issue added to the common ground directly not negotiable At-issue a proposal to update the common ground up for negotiation 'propositional' contribution (p = Floyd sang) challangeable/deniable, up for negotiation at-issue content the 'main point' (Papafragou 2006, Simons 2007) evidential contribution (speaker heard that p) not challengeable/deniable,(More)
A uniform theory of conditionals is one which compositionally captures the behavior of both indicative and subjunctive conditionals without positing ambiguities. This paper raises new problems for the closest thing to a uniform analysis in the literature [83] and develops a new theory which solves them. I also show that this new analysis provides an(More)
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