Sufficiency inference in anankastic conditionals

Sveta Krasikova

Abstract


The minimal sufficiency reading of anankastic conditionals, discussed in connection with Heim's (2001) ambiguities in comparative constructions and von Fintel & Iatridou's (2007) 'Prejacent Problem' in the sufficiency modal construction, is argued to stem from the kind of ordering associated with anankastic modals.

Keywords


modals; anankastic conditionals; scales; sufficiency; ambiguity; comparatives

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/salt.v20i0.2576

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