Comparing to What is Possible


  • Sveta Krasikova


A novel pragmatic account of Heim (2001) and Rullmann (1995) ambiguities in comparatives with possibility modals is proposed and compared to a structural approach. The new analysis builds on a proposal in Fox and Hackl (2006) to treat strong readings of possibility statements with ‘before’ clauses as a result of strengthening their literary meanings by a free choice implicature.


How to Cite

Krasikova, S. (2019). Comparing to What is Possible. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 14, 256–272. Retrieved from