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Hanna Muller, Incremental interpretation and negative polarity illusions

Hanna Muller and Jackie Nelligan having fun while explaining the Stroop Test.

Hanna Muller, Incremental interpretation and negative polarity illusions

Art | Linguistics Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:00 pm-2:00 pm Online

Some ungrammatical sentences with NPIs like "ever" can initially seem acceptable: "*The authors that no critic recommended for the award have ever been acknowledged". Why? Hanna argues that the reason is not errors in memory retrieval, as some have previously suggested, but instead the need to compare the present clause with with scalar alternatives. 

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Some ungrammatical sentences with NPIs like "ever" can initially seem acceptable: "*The authors that no critic recommended for the award have ever been acknowledged". Why? Hanna argues that the reason is not errors in memory retrieval, as some have previously suggested, but instead the need to compare the present clause with with scalar alternatives.