Natural Language Semantics 23 (4):249-270 (2015)

Abstract
Inferences that result from exhaustification of a sentence S depend on the set of alternatives to S. In this paper, we present some inference patterns that are problematic for previous theories of alternatives and propose some structural constraints on the derivation of formal alternatives which derive the observations.
Keywords Alternatives  Exhaustification  Implicature  Focus  Symmetry
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DOI 10.1007/s11050-015-9115-y
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