The influence of polarity items on inferential judgments. Denić, M.; Homer, V.; Rothschild, D.; and Chemla, E. submitted. Ms. CNRS, UCL, UCLA.
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Polarity sensitive items are linguistic expressions such as any, at all, some, which are felicitous in some linguistic environments but not others. Crucially, whether a polar- ity item is felicitous in a given environment is argued to depend on the inferences (in the reasoning sense) that this environment allows. We show that the inferential judgments reported for a given environment are modified in the presence of polarity sensitive items. Hence, there is a two-way influence between linguistic and reasoning abilities: the linguistic acceptability of polarity items is dependent on reasoning facts and, conversely, reasoning judgments can be altered by the mere addition of seem- ingly innocuous polarity items.
@unpublished{Denic-PIinferences,
	abstract = {Polarity sensitive items are linguistic expressions such as any, at all, some, which are felicitous in some linguistic environments but not others. Crucially, whether a polar- ity item is felicitous in a given environment is argued to depend on the inferences (in the reasoning sense) that this environment allows. We show that the inferential judgments reported for a given environment are modified in the presence of polarity sensitive items. Hence, there is a two-way influence between linguistic and reasoning abilities: the linguistic acceptability of polarity items is dependent on reasoning facts and, conversely, reasoning judgments can be altered by the mere addition of seem- ingly innocuous polarity items.},
	author = {Milica Deni\'c and Vncent Homer and Daniel Rothschild and Emmanuel Chemla},
	date-added = {2019-03-19 13:44:05 +1100},
	date-modified = {2019-03-19 13:50:12 +1100},
	keywords = {modularity; polarity; monotonicity; inferences; intuitions; reasoning},
	note = {Ms. CNRS, UCL, UCLA.},
	title = {The influence of polarity items on inferential judgments},
	url = {https://semanticsarchive.net/Archive/WY4OTMzO/Denic-Homer-Rothschild-Chemla-NPI-inferences.pdf},
	url_more = {https://semanticsarchive.net/Archive/WY4OTMzO/Denic-Homer-Rothschild-Chemla-NPI-inferences.html},
	year = {submitted},
	Bdsk-Url-1 = {https://semanticsarchive.net/Archive/WY4OTMzO/Denic-Homer-Rothschild-Chemla-NPI-inferences.pdf}}
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