Yurie Hara

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I adapt recent results by Merin, Blutner, Jäger, Krifka, van Rooy, and others to obtain integrated pragmatic values for utterances, thereby moving towards a precise definition of pragmatic felicity. I model speakers' perspectives with probability distributions over the set of possible worlds. The quality-rating of an utterance is an exponent of the(More)
This paper will explain the asymmetry parallelism between node 'because' and toki 'when' in terms of the availability of Evidential Phrase in syntax, following the analysis by Chinque [1], Speas [2] and Tenny [3]. This (in)compatibility of Evidential Phrases with Adjunct Clauses is further motivated by the syntax-semantics difference of Adjunct Clauses(More)
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