Projective Behaviour of Nur – Quantitative Experimental Research

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7218)


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.


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


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Linguistik, SFB 632 – InformationsstrukturUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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