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Projective Behaviour of Nur – Quantitative Experimental Research

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The paper presents the results of the experiment on the projective meaning of nur (German: only). The data from German shows that the prejacent of nur projects easily out of counterfactual if-clauses, whereas its projective behaviour changes when it is embedded in indicative if-clauses. The obtained results classify projection out of counterfactuals as a reliable test for projective meanings in the cross-linguistic perspective, on the one hand, while shedding more light on the semantics of nur and conditionals, on the other.

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  • presupposition projection
  • counterfactual and indicative conditionals
  • semantics of nur (only) and auch (also)

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Renans, A.M. (2012). Projective Behaviour of Nur – Quantitative Experimental Research. In: Aloni, M., Kimmelman, V., Roelofsen, F., Sassoon, G.W., Schulz, K., Westera, M. (eds) Logic, Language and Meaning. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7218. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31482-7_20

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