Scalar implicatures of embedded disjunction

@inproceedings{Crni2015ScalarIO,
  title={Scalar implicatures of embedded disjunction},
  author={Luka Crni{\vc} and Emmanuel Chemla and Danny Fox},
  year={2015}
}
Sentences with disjunction in the scope of a universal quanti er, Every A is P or Q, tend to give rise to distributive inferences that each of the disjuncts holds of at least one individual in the domain of the quanti er, Some A is P & Some A is Q. These inferences are standardly derived as an entailment of the meaning of the sentence together with the scalar implicature that it is not the case that either disjunct holds of every individual in the domain of the quanti er, ¬Every A is P & ¬Every… CONTINUE READING
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