Scalar inferences in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  title={Scalar inferences in Autism Spectrum Disorders.},
  author={Coralie Chevallier and Deirdre B. Wilson and Francesca Happ{\'e} and Ira A. Noveck},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={40 9},
On being told "John or Mary will come", one might infer that not both of them will come. Yet the semantics of "or" is compatible with a situation where both John and Mary come. Inferences of this type, which enrich the semantics of "or" from an 'inclusive' to an 'exclusive' interpretation, have been extensively studied in linguistic pragmatics. However, the phenomenon has not been much explored in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), where pragmatic deficits are commonly reported. Here, we present… CONTINUE READING


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