Ignorance in context : The interaction of modified numerals and QUDs

@inproceedings{Westera2014IgnoranceIC,
  title={Ignorance in context : The interaction of modified numerals and QUDs},
  author={Matthijs Westera and Adrian Brasoveanu},
  year={2014}
}
Matthijs Westera Adrian Brasoveanu ILLC, University of Amsterdam UC Santa Cruz I. The phenomena. Geurts & Nouwen (2007) report a contrast between superlative modifiers (henceforth Sups) like at most, and comparative modifiers (henceforth Comps) like less than: only sups license an ignorance inference. For instance, (1a) but not (1b) conveys that the speaker doesn’t know the exact number of diamonds: 1. a. Sup: I found at most ten of the diamonds under the bed. not sure how many b. Comp: I found… CONTINUE READING

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