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Linguistics and Philosophy

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 367–391 | Cite as

Scalar Implicatures in Complex Sentences

  • Uli Sauerland
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Abstract

This article develops a Gricean account for the computation of scalarimplicatures in cases where one scalar term is in the scope ofanother. It shows that a cross-product of two quantitative scalesyields the appropriate scale for many such cases. One exception iscases involving disjunction. For these, I propose an analysis that makesuse of a novel, partially ordered quantitative scale for disjunction andcapitalizes on the idea that implicatures may have different epistemic status.

Keywords

Artificial Intelligence Computational Linguistic Epistemic Status Complex Sentence Scalar Implicature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uli Sauerland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of ConneticutCTUSA

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