Structurally Defined Alternatives and Lexicalizations of XOR

Linguistics and Philosophy 33 (1):31-36 (2010)
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Eric Swanson
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Abstract
In his recent paper on the symmetry problem Roni Katzir argues that the only relevant factor for the calculation of any Quantity implicature is syntactic structure. I first refute Katzir’s thesis with three examples that show that structural complexity is irrelevant to the calculation of some Quantity implicatures. I then argue that it is inadvisable to assume—as Katzir and others do—that exactly one factor is relevant to the calculation of any Quantity implicature
Keywords Conversational implicature  Alternatives  Structure  Quantity implicature  Focus  Structural complexity  Exclusive disjunction
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DOI 10.1007/s10988-010-9074-1
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