[PLing] talk by jovana gaic 12/3
enrico.flor at univie.ac.at
Mon Mar 5 11:43:05 CET 2018
we'd like to invite you to a talk by Jovana Gajić (University of
Göttingen) that will be given on Monday 12/3 (next Monday) at 15 in the
Seminarraum 1 in the German Studies Department (University's main
building, 1 floor, Stiege 7a).
The title of the talk is: "Negated conjunction and its implicatures".
See below for the abstract.
The Conjunction Team [Enrico Flor, Nina Haslinger, Eva Rosina, Magdalena
ABSTRACT: "Different intonational patterns correspond to different
interpretations of the sentences with negated
definite conjunctions in English and, consequently, to different
possible continuations. The major
parameter inside these prosodic patterns seems to be whether the stress
is on the connective and or on
the whole conjunction as a coordinated constituent. In the former case,
the reading obtained is “not
both” (¬[A∧B]), whereas in the latter, it is equivalent to a negated
disjunction (¬[A∨B]), i.e. “neither”.
This difference can be explained if different kinds of alternatives are
activated and if exhaustification is
applied a different number of times. Furthermore, contextual
restrictions observed in the previous
literature (Szabolcsi and Haddican 2004) fall out from this account."
More information about the PLing