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The Notional Category of Modality

Angelika Kratzer

in Modals and Conditionals: New and Revised Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199234684
eISBN:
9780191738432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234684.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter derives a typology of possible modal expressions from three parameters: modal base, ordering source, and modal force. Modal bases represent the factual premises the truth of a modal ... More


Theories of causation should inform linguistic theory and vice versa

Bridget Copley and Phillip Wolff

in Causation in Grammatical Structures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199672073
eISBN:
9780191751240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672073.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter offers a basic introduction to the different approaches philosophers take to causation. These approaches may be divided into two categories: dependency theories, in which a cause C ... More


Intentional action and the semantics of gradable expressions (On the Knobe Effect)

Paul Egré

in Causation in Grammatical Structures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199672073
eISBN:
9780191751240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672073.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter is about the Knobe Effect, an asymmetry concerning attributions of intentional action in ordinary language. What the effect is argued to show is that judgments about intention and ... More


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