A formal pragmatic account of Double Access

  • Peter Klecha

Abstract

This paper argues that Double Access sentences in English (Smith, 1978) are a kind of loose talk. When the meaning of a Double Access sentence is computed literally, the result is infelicity. Double Access sentences can be used meaningfully only when rescued by pragmatics which intervenes to interpret the embedded clause loosely. A formal model for loose interpretation, building on Klecha (2018), is provided.
Published
2019-05-17
How to Cite
Klecha, P. (2019). A formal pragmatic account of Double Access. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 22(2), 19-36. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2018.v22i2.68