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A syntactic answer to a pragmatic puzzle: The case of asymmetric and

@inproceedings{Bjorkman2013ASA,
  title={A syntactic answer to a pragmatic puzzle: The case of asymmetric and},
  author={Bronwyn M. Bjorkman and Raffaella Folli and Christina Sevdali and Robert Truswell},
  year={2013}
}
Asymmetric temporal or causal interpretations of natural language and have often been attributed to the semantics/pragmatics interface: these interpretations arising pragmatically on the basis of a symmetric semantics for and, traditionally regarded as equivalent to the truth-functional operator ∧. This paper argues instead that asymmetric interpretations of and arise at the syntax/semantics interface. I argue that structural syntactic properties, specifically the size of the constituents… 
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