ESSLLI 2010 - Scalar Implicatures and Grammar

Benjamin Spector



·    Hand-Out 1    

·    Hand-Out 2 (Hurford's Constraint and Scalar Implicatures)

·    Hand-Out 3 (SIs, Focus and Alternatives - Fox & Katzir)

·    Hand-Out 4 (An Economy Condition on the distribution of 'exh')


Chemla, E. & B. Spector Experimental Evidence for Embedded Scalar Implicatures, to appear (with some revisions) in the Journal of Semantics. 

Chierchia, Gennaro, Danny Fox & Benjamin Spector. 2009. Hurford's Constraint and the Theory of Scalar Implicatures, in Paul Egré & Giorgio MagriedsPresuppositions and Implicatures. Proceedings of the MIT-Paris Workshop, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 60, 2009.

Chierchia, Gennaro, Danny Fox & Benjamin Spector. The Grammatical View of Scalar Implicatures and the Relationship between Semantics and Pragmatics, To appear in An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning,eds. Paul Portner, Claudia Maienborn et Klaus von HeusingerMouton de Gruyter.

Fox, Danny, 2007. Free Choice Disjunction and the Theory of Scalar Implicatures draft of a paper published in U. Sauerland & P. Stateva (eds.)  Presupposition and Implicature in Compositional Semantics, Palgrave Macmillan.

Fox, D. & R. Katzir,  On the characterization of alternatives, Ms.

Sauerland, Uli, Scalar Implicatures in Complex Sentences, Linguistics and Philosophy 27.

Spector Benjamin, Scalar ImplicaturesExhaustivity and Gricean Reasoning, In M. Aloni, A. Butler & P. Dekker (eds.), Questions in Dynamic Semantics, Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface, Elsevier, 2007.

Spector Benjamin. Aspects of the Pragmatics of Plural Morphology: On Higher-Order Implicatures Published with minor changes  in U. Sauerland & P. Stateva (eds.), Presuppositions and Implicatures in Compositional Semantics, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007.