At most at last

  • Doris Penka

Abstract

Recent pragmatic accounts derive the ignorance inferences to which superlative modifiers give rise as quantity implicatures in a neo-Gricean framework. While these approaches successfully account for the interaction of at least with modals, the behavior of at most remains a puzzle. I propose that at most is composed of an antonymizing operator and at least and show how this accounts for the interaction of at most with modals and quantifiers in a neo-Gricean framework.
How to Cite
Penka, D. (1). At most at last. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 19, 483-500. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2015.v19i0.245