Free choice, modals, and imperatives

@article{Aloni2007FreeCM,
  title={Free choice, modals, and imperatives},
  author={Maria Aloni},
  journal={Natural Language Semantics},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={65-94}
}
  • M. Aloni
  • Published 29 June 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Natural Language Semantics
The article proposes an analysis of imperatives and possibility and necessity statements that (i) explains their differences with respect to the licensing of free choice any and (ii) accounts for the related phenomena of free choice disjunction in imperatives, permissions, and statements. Any and or are analyzed as operators introducing sets of alternative propositions. Free choice licensing operators are treated as quantifiers over these sets. In this way their interpretation can be sensitive… 

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