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    Presupposition Triggering From Alternatives.D. Abusch - 2010 - Journal of Semantics 27 (1):37-80.
    This paper considers a set of presupposition triggers including focus, questions, ‘contrastive’ statives and an ‘affirmation/negation’ construction involving and not, where presuppositions are cancellable. It is proposed that these constructions, rather than having strict semantic presuppositions, have representations involving alternative sets in the sense of alternative semantics of questions and focus and that a default process generates a presupposition from the alternative set. Presupposition projection facts are dealt with by stating a default constraint referring to dynamic denotations. The analysis can (...)
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  2. Sequence of Tense and Temporal de Re.Dorit Abusch - 1997 - Linguistics and Philosophy 20 (1):1-50.
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    The Scope of Indefinites.Dorit Abusch - 1993 - Natural Language Semantics 2 (2):83-135.
    This paper claims that indefinite descriptions, singular and plural, have different scope properties than genuine quantifiers. This claim is based on their distinct behavior in island constructions: while indefinites in islands can have intermediate (and maximal) scope readings, quantifiers cannot. Further, the simplest in situ interpretation strategy for indefinites results in incorrect truth conditions for intermediate (and maximal) scope readings. I introduce a mechanism which “auto-matically” preserves the restriction on free variables corresponding to indefinites, in a way which allows the (...)
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    On Verbs and Time.Dorit Abusch - unknown
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    Circumstantial and Temporal Dependence in Counterfactual Modals.Dorit Abusch - 2012 - Natural Language Semantics 20 (3):273-297.
    “Counterfactual” readings of might/could have were previously analyzed using metaphysical modal bases. This paper presents examples and scenarios where the assumptions of such a branching-time semantics are not met, because there are facts at the base world that preclude the complement of the modal becoming true. Additional arguments show that counterfactual readings are context dependent. These data motivate a semantics using a circumstantial (or factual) modal base, which refers to context-dependent facts about a world and time. The analysis is formulated (...)
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    Temporal and Circumstantial Dependence in Counterfactual Modals.Dorit Abusch - 2007 - In Dekker Aloni (ed.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Amsterdam Colloquium.
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    Index of Names: Volume 28.S. Abramsky, D. Abusch, A. Akmajian, M. Aloni, A. Anderson, C. Anderson, P. Andrews, E. Anscombe, G. Anscombe & T. Aquinus - 2005 - Linguistics and Philosophy 28 (6):783-790.
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  8. Causatives and Mixed Aspectual Type.Dorit Abusch - 2005 - In Greg N. Carlson & Francis Jeffry Pelletier (eds.), Reference and Quantification: The Partee Effect. CSLI Publications.
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    Remarks on the State Formulation of de Re Present Tense.Dorit Abusch - 1997 - Natural Language Semantics 5 (3):303-313.
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  10. William Rounds Scott Soames.Martin Stokhof, Dorit Abusch, Ju D. Apresjan, Nicholas Asher, David Auerbach, Kent Bach, Mark Baltin, Chris Barker, Stephen Barker & Ellen Barton - 1995 - Linguistics and Philosophy 18:687-688.
     
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