Triggering domain restriction

Poppy Mankowitz

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Abstract

It is well known that occurrences of sentences such as “Every bottle is empty” will sometimes be understood relative to a subset of the set of all bottles in the universe. Much has been written about what mechanism should be used to model this phenomenon of domain restriction. However, comparatively little attention has been paid to the question of when domain restriction is triggered. I will begin by challenging a recent partial answer to this question. I will then develop my own partial answer based on observations pertaining to information structure.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMind & Language
VolumeEarly View
Early online date22 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Quantification

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