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Raj Singh [4]Rajinder Singh [1]Rajendra Singh [1]Raj Vir Singh [1]
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    Raj Singh (2011). Maximize Presupposition! And Local Contexts. Natural Language Semantics 19 (2):149-168.
    Maximize Presupposition! is an economy condition that adjudicates between contextually equivalent competing structures. Building on data discovered by O. Percus, I will argue that the constraint is checked in the local contexts of embedded constituents. I will argue that this architecture leads to a general solution to the problem of antipresupposition projection, and also allows I. Heim’s ‘Novelty/Familiarity Condition’ to be eliminated as a constraint on operations of context change.
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    Raj Singh (2008). On the Interpretation of Disjunction: Asymmetric, Incremental, and Eager for Inconsistency. [REVIEW] Linguistics and Philosophy 31 (2):245-260.
    Hurford’s Constraint (Hurford, Foundations of Language, 11, 409–411, 1974) states that a disjunction is infelicitous if its disjuncts stand in an entailment relation: #John was born in Paris or in France. Gazdar (Pragmatics, Academic Press, NY, 1979) observed that scalar implicatures can obviate the constraint. For instance, sentences of the form (A or B) or (Both Aand B) are felicitous due to the exclusivity implicature of the first disjunct: A or B implicates ‘not (A and B)’. Chierchia, Fox, and Spector (...)
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    Roni Katzir & Raj Singh (2013). Constraints on the Lexicalization of Logical Operators. Linguistics and Philosophy 36 (1):1-29.
    We revisit a typological puzzle due to Horn (Doctoral Dissertation, UCLA, 1972) regarding the lexicalization of logical operators: in instantiations of the traditional square of opposition across categories and languages, the O corner, corresponding to ‘nand’ (= not and), ‘nevery’ (= not every), etc., is never lexicalized. We discuss Horn’s proposal, which involves the interaction of two economy conditions, one that relies on scalar implicatures and one that relies on markedness. We observe that in order to express markedness and to (...)
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    Niranjan Saggurti, Ravi K. Verma, Shiva S. Halli, Suvakanta N. Swain, Rajendra Singh, Hanimi Reddy Modugu, Saumya Ramarao, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra & Anrudh K. Jain (2011). Motivations for Entry Into Sex Work and Hiv Risk Among Mobile Female Sex Workers in India. Journal of Biosocial Science 43 (5):535-554.
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    Raj Singh, Evelina Fedorenko, Kyle Mahowald & Edward Gibson (2016). Accommodating Presuppositions Is Inappropriate in Implausible Contexts. Cognitive Science 40 (3):607-634.
    According to one view of linguistic information, a speaker can convey contextually new information in one of two ways: by asserting the content as new information; or by presupposing the content as given information which would then have to be accommodated. This distinction predicts that it is conversationally more appropriate to assert implausible information rather than presuppose it. A second view rejects the assumption that presuppositions are accommodated; instead, presuppositions are assimilated into asserted content and both are correspondingly open to (...)
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  6. Raj Vir Singh (1992). 41. Measuring Seepage Losses From Fish Ponds. In B. C. Chattopadhyay (ed.), Science and Technology for Rural Development. S. Chand & Co.
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