Free choice permission and the counterfactuals of pragmatics

  title={Free choice permission and the counterfactuals of pragmatics},
  author={Melissa Fusco},
  journal={Linguistics and Philosophy},
  • Melissa Fusco
  • Published 31 July 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Linguistics and Philosophy
This paper addresses a little puzzle with a surprisingly long pedigree and a surprisingly large wake: the puzzle of Free Choice Permission. I begin by presenting a popular sketch of a pragmatic solution to the puzzle, due to Kratzer and Shimoyama (Proceedings of the third Tokyo conference on psycholinguistics, 2002), which has received a good deal of discussion, endorsement and elaboration in recent work (Aloni and van Rooij, Proccedings of the KNAW Academy Colloquium: Cognitive foundations of… 

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