Presupposition projection out of quantified sentences

strengthening, local accommodation and inter-speaker variation

Yasutada Sudo, Jacopo Romoli, Martin Hackl, Danny Fox

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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 [8].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLogic, language and meaning
Subtitle of host publication18th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 19-21 2011 : revised selected papers
EditorsMaria Aloni, Vadim Kimmelman, Floris Roelofsen, Galit W. Sassoon, Katrin Schulz, Matthijs Westera
Place of PublicationBerlin ; Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783642314810
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventAmsterdam Colloquium on Logic, Language and Meaning (2011 : 18th) - Amsterdam
Duration: 19 Dec 201121 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


ConferenceAmsterdam Colloquium on Logic, Language and Meaning (2011 : 18th)


  • Inter-speaker Variation
  • Presupposition Projection
  • Quantified Sentences
  • Trivalent Logic

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