This paper investigates cancelability and non-cancelability of ignorance implicatures in language. The empirical focus is on ignorance and exhaustivity implicatures associated with disjunction and indefinite expressions in Japanese and Sinhala. The parameter of non/cancelability is shown to depend on whether we scalar exhaustify below or above the assertoric operator assumed to scope over a disjunction or indefinite expression.
Proceedings of the 35th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Wm. G. Bennett, Lindsay Hracs, and Dennis Ryan Storoshenko Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-472-0 library binding
viii + 488 pages
publication date: 2018
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA