Paper by Raffaella Zanuttini in NLLT

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February 4, 2013

The most recent issue of Natural Language and Linguistic Theory contains a paper by Raffaella Zanuttini. With co-authors Miok Pak and Paul Portner, Dr. Zanuttini’s paper investigates the interpretive restrictions on the subjects of imperative, promissive, and exhortative sentences—what they call the “jussive” clause types. It argues that the data cannot be explained by a theory that appeals only to semantic and pragmatic factors, and that an account crucially involving syntax is required.

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