Chapter 9. Exclusives: Facts and History

  1. David I. Beaver and
  2. Brady Z. Clark

Published Online: 24 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304176.ch9

Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning

Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning

How to Cite

Beaver, D. I. and Clark, B. Z. (2008) Exclusives: Facts and History, in Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304176.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2008

Book Series:

  1. Explorations in Semantics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Susan Rothstein

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405112635

Online ISBN: 9781444304176

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Keywords:

  • exclusives - facts and history;
  • existential presupposition theory;
  • implicational presupposition theory;
  • implicatures for unembedded exclusives;
  • Arroyo Tequila Test;
  • prejacent inference of exclusive sentences - entailed presupposition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Positive and Negative Parts of Exclusive Meanings

  • The Prejacent Presupposition Theory

  • The Existential Presupposition Theory

  • The Implicational Presupposition Theory

  • Implicatures for Unembedded Exclusives

  • Denial Isn't Just a River in Egypt

  • The Arroyo Tequila Test

  • Is the Prejacent Entailed?

  • Summary