How hard are hard triggers?


  • Jacques Jayez
  • Valeria Mongelli


We study Abusch’s (2002; 2010) distinction between hard and soft triggers from an experimental point of view. We show that there are apparent counterexamples to the distinction, discuss their status and describe future experiments aiming at clarifying the processing issues that form the core of the problem.


How to Cite

Jayez, J., & Mongelli, V. (2019). How hard are hard triggers?. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 17, 307–324. Retrieved from