Dynamic pragmatics of too

@inproceedings{Kapitonov2012DynamicPO,
  title={Dynamic pragmatics of too},
  author={Ivan Kapitonov},
  year={2012}
}
  • Ivan Kapitonov
  • Published 2012
The paper presents a novel existential account of the additive particle too. The analysis is based on a combination of compositional DPLstyle dynamic semantics and pragmatic reasoning. The existential presupposition is formalised in a dynamic semantics for too, while pragmatic principles control for correct resolution of the parallel reference made. The main empirical challenge addressed in the paper is the case termed world knowledge inference, when too is felicitous in the absense of suitable… CONTINUE READING