Semantics and Pragmatics in the Interpretation of or

  title={Semantics and Pragmatics in the Interpretation of or},
  author={Mandy Simons},
This paper concerns what might be called the variably bad behavior of the word or. As is well known, there are a variety of environments in which the word or misbehaves – misbehaves, in the sense that it gives rise to interpretations which are not expected given the standard analysis of this word as, roughly, set union. One of these environments is the scope of a modal. This case has received a lot of attention recently in the literature, and a number of researchers, including myself, have… CONTINUE READING

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