Semantics and Pragmatics

Vol 8 (2015)

Main Articles

Sentence-internal "same" and its quantificational licensors: A new window into the processing of inverse scope PDF
Adrian Brasoveanu, Jakub Dotlačil 1:1-52
Chimerical conditionals PDF
Itamar Francez 2:1-35
The role of givenness, presupposition, and prosody in Czech word order: An experimental study PDF
Radek Šimík, Marta Wierzba 3:1-103
Neg-raising and positive polarity: The view from modals PDF
Vincent Homer 4:1-88
On the semantics and pragmatics of epistemic vocabulary PDF
Sarah Moss 5:1-81
The Degree Semantics Parameter and cross-linguistic variation PDF
M. Ryan Bochnak 6:1-48
Dual Content Semantics, privative adjectives, and dynamic compositionality PDF
Guillermo Del Pinal 7:1-53
The ingredients of comparison: The semantics of the excessive construction in Japanese PDF
Xiao Li 8:1-38
Incremental quantification and the dynamics of pair-list phenomena PDF
Dylan Bumford 9:1-70
A "de-Fregean" semantics (and neo-Gricean pragmatics) for modified and unmodified numerals
Christopher Kennedy 10:1-44
Investigating the distribution of some (but not all) implicatures using corpora and web-based methods
Judith Degen 11:1-55

Vol 7 (2014)

Main Articles

A discourse model for überhaupt PDF
Tania Rojas-Esponda 1:1-45
Varieties of update PDF
Sarah E. Murray 2:1-53
Bound 'de re' pronouns and the LFs of attitude reports PDF
Simon Charlow, Yael Sharvit 3:1-43
Contrast and the structure of discourse PDF
Maziar Toosarvandani 4:1-57
Dependent indefinites and their post-suppositions PDF
Robert Henderson 6:1-58
Mixed quotation: The grammar of apparently transparent opacity PDF
Emar Maier 7:1-67
Disfluencies as intra-utterance dialogue moves PDF
Jonathan Ginzburg, Raquel Fernández, David Schlangen 9:1-64
Epistemic modals and context: Experimental data PDF
Joshua Knobe, Seth Yalcin 10:1-21
Global positive polarity items and obligatory exhaustivity PDF
Benjamin Spector 11:1-61

Squibs, Remarks, and Replies

Cancelling the Maxim of Quantity: Another challenge for a Gricean theory of Scalar Implicatures PDF
Danny Fox 5:1-20
Typicality made familiar: A commentary on Geurts and van Tiel (2013) PDF
Chris Cummins 8:1-15

Vol 6 (2013)

Main Articles

Modals with a taste of the deontic PDF
Joshua Knobe, Zoltán Gendler Szabó 1:1-42
Strategic Conversation PDF
Nicholas Asher, Alex Lascarides 2:1-62
Raising and resolving issues with scalar modifiers PDF
Elizabeth Coppock, Thomas Brochhagen 3:1-57
'And' or 'or': General use coordination in ASL PDF
Kathryn Davidson 4:1-44
It's that, and that's it! Exhaustivity and homogeneity presuppositions in clefts (and definites) PDF
Daniel Büring, Manuel Kriz 6:1-29
Epistemics and attitudes PDF
Pranav Anand, Valentine Hacquard 8:1-59
Embedded scalars PDF
Bart Geurts, Bob van Tiel 9:1-37
Experimenting with the king of France: Topics, verifiability and definite descriptions PDF
Márta Abrusán, Kriszta Szendrői 10:1-43

Squibs, Remarks, and Replies

A note on presupposition accommodation PDF
Roni Katzir, Raj Singh 5:1-16
N-words and sentential negation: Evidence from polarity particles and VP ellipsis PDF
Adrian Brasoveanu, Donka Farkas, Floris Roelofsen 7:1-33

Vol 5 (2012)

Main Articles

Presuppositions, provisos, and probability PDF
Daniel Lassiter 2:1-37
The meaning of plural definites: A decision-theoretic approach PDF
Sophia A. Malamud 3:1-58
Counterfactual attitudes and multi-centered worlds PDF
Dilip Ninan 5:1-57
Information Structure: Towards an integrated formal theory of pragmatics PDF
Craige Roberts 6:1-69
Information Structure: Afterword PDF
Craige Roberts 7:1-19
Contrastive topics decomposed PDF
Michael Wagner 8:1-54

Squibs, Remarks, and Replies

Two types of class B numeral modifiers: A reply to Nouwen 2010 PDF
Bernhard Schwarz, Brian Buccola, Michael Hamilton 1:1-25
Embedding epistemic modals in English: A corpus-based study PDF
Valentine Hacquard, Alexis Wellwood 4:1-29

Vol 4 (2011)

Main Articles

Quantity implicatures, exhaustive interpretation, and rational conversation PDF
Michael Franke 1:1-82
Explaining presupposition projection with dynamic semantics PDF
Daniel Rothschild 3:1-43
Wh-islands in degree questions: A semantic approach PDF
Márta Abrusán 5:1-44
Another argument for embedded scalar implicatures based on oddness in downward entailing environments PDF
Giorgio Magri 6:1-51
Temporal anaphora across and inside sentences: The function of participles PDF
Corien Bary, Dag Trygve Truslew Haug 8:1-56

Squibs, Remarks, and Replies

Exhaustivity in questions with non-factives PDF
Daniel Rothschild, Nathan Klinedinst 2:1-23
Operators or restrictors? A reply to Gillies PDF
Justin Khoo 4:1-25
Modification in non-combining idioms PDF
Scott McClure 7:1-7

Vol 3 (2010)

Main Articles

Quantifiers in Than-Clauses PDF
Sigrid Beck 1:1-72
Two kinds of modified numerals PDF
Rick Nouwen 3:1-41
Iffiness PDF
Anthony S Gillies 4:1-42
The semantics and pragmatics of plurals PDF
Henriëtte de Swart, Donka Farkas 6:1-54
Varieties of conventional implicature PDF
Eric Scott McCready 8:1-57
Cross-linguistic variation in modality systems: The role of mood PDF
Lisa Matthewson 9:1-74
Free choice permission as resource-sensitive reasoning PDF
Chris Barker 10:1-38

Squibs, Remarks, and Replies

Embedded Implicatures and Experimental Constraints: A Reply to Geurts & Pouscoulous and Chemla PDF
Uli Sauerland 2:1-13
Embedded Implicatures? Remarks on the debate between globalist and localist theories PDF
Michela Ippolito 5:1-15
Embedded implicatures observed: a comment on Geurts and Pouscoulous (2009) PDF
Charles Clifton, Chad Dube 7:1-13
Conjunctive interpretations of disjunctions PDF
Robert van Rooij 11:1-28

Vol 2 (2009)

Main Articles

Universal Implicatures and Free Choice Effects: Experimental Data PDF
Emmanuel Chemla 2:1-33
Local Contexts PDF
Philippe Schlenker 3:1-78
Embedded implicatures?!? PDF
Bart Geurts, Nausicaa Pouscoulous 4:1-34

Squibs, Remarks, and Replies

Bishop Sentences and Donkey Cataphora: A Response to Barker and Shan PDF
Paul David Elbourne 1:1-7
Free choice for all: a response to Emmanuel Chemla PDF
Bart Geurts, Nausicaa Pouscoulous 5:1-10

Vol 1 (2008)

Main Articles

Donkey anaphora is in-scope binding PDF
Chris Barker, Chung-chieh Shan 1:1-46

Forthcoming articles

Moral asymmetries and the semantics of "many"
Paul Egré and Florian Cova
Actuality and fake tense in conditionals
John Mackay
The semantic and pragmatic underpinnings of grammaticalization paths: The progressive to imperfective shift
Ashwini Sharad Deo
Consistency preservation in Quantity implicature: the case of at least
Bernhard Schwarz
Focus fronting, unexpectedness, and the evaluative dimension
Valentina Bianchi, Giuliano Bocci, Silvio Cruschina
Comparing theories of quantifiers in than clauses: Lessons from downward-entailing differentials
Nicholas Fleisher
A novel problem for the likelihood-based semantics of even
Yael Greenberg
How similar is similar enough?
Michela Ippolito

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