Free Choice and the Theory of Scalar Implicatures

@inproceedings{Fox2007FreeCA,
  title={Free Choice and the Theory of Scalar Implicatures},
  author={Danny Fox},
  year={2007}
}
  • D. Fox
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy, Linguistics
This chapter will be concerned with the conjunctive interpretation of a family of disjunctive constructions. The relevant conjunctive interpretation, sometimes referred to as a ‘free choice effect,’ (FC) is attested when a disjunctive sentence is embedded under an existential modal operator. I will provide evidence that the relevant generalization extends (with some caveats) to all constructions in which a disjunctive sentence appears under the scope of an existential quantifier, as well as to… 

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