Presuppositions of quantified sentences: experimental data

@article{Chemla2009PresuppositionsOQ,
  title={Presuppositions of quantified sentences: experimental data},
  author={E. Chemla},
  journal={Natural Language Semantics},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={299-340}
}
  • E. Chemla
  • Published 2009
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Language Semantics
AbstractSome theories assume that sentences like (i) with a presupposition trigger in the scope of a quantifier carry an existential presupposition, as in (ii); others assume that they carry a universal presupposition, as in (iii). (i)No student knows that he is lucky. (ii)Existential presupposition: At least one student is lucky.(iii)Universal presupposition: Every student is lucky. This work is an experimental investigation of this issue in French. Native speakers were recruited to… Expand

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