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Presupposition projection out of quantified sentences : strengthening, local accommodation and inter-speaker variation
Amsterdam Colloquium on Logic, Language and Meaning (2011 : 18th) (19 - 21 December 2011 : Amsterdam)
Aloni, Maria; Kimmelman, Vadim; Roelofsen, Floris; Sassoon, Galit W.; Schulz, Katrin and Westera, Matthijs. Logic, language and meaning : 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 19-21 2011 : revised selected papers, p.210-219
Presupposition projection in quantified sentences is at the center of debates in the presupposition literature. This paper reports on a survey revealing inter-speaker variation regarding which quantifier yields universal inferences-which Q in Q(B)(λx.C(x) p(x)) supports the inference ∀x ∈ B: p(x). We observe an implication that if some yields a universal inference for a speaker, no, and any in a polar question do as well. We propose an account of this implication based on a trivalent theory of presupposition projection together with auxiliary assumptions suggested by .