At-issue Proposals and Appositive Impositions in Discourse

  title={At-issue Proposals and Appositive Impositions in Discourse},
  author={Scott Anderbois and Adrian Brasoveanu and Robert Henderson},
  journal={J. Semantics},
Potts (2005) and many subsequent works have argued that the semantic content of appositive (non-restrictive) relative clauses, e.g., the underlined material in John, who nearly killed a woman with his car, visited her in the hospital, must be in some way separate from the content of the rest of the sentence, i.e., from at-issue content. At the same time, there is mounting evidence from various anaphoric processes that the two kinds of content must be integrated into a single, incrementally… CONTINUE READING
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