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Maria Jose Frapolli
University College London
Maria J. Frapolli Sanz
University of Granada
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We propose a new approach to conditional donkey sentences that allows us to face successfully the often called proportion problem. The main ingredients of the proposal are van Benthem's generalized quantifier approach to conditionals, and Barwise's situation semantics. We present some experimental data supporting our proposal.
Keywords Conditional donkey sentences   the proportion problem
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