How even revises expectation in a scalar model: Analogy with Japanese mo

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Abstract

This study, concentrating on multi-focus usages of scalar additive particles, such as English even, mo in Japanese and to in Korean, shows that they signal the survival of a correlational continuum in a scalar model despite the described unexpected event. This analysis, building upon the scalar model proposed by Fillmore, et al (1988) and Kay's (1990) analysis of even, extends Shudo's analysis (1998, 2002) of mo and claims that even behaves like scalar mo and to.

Original languageEnglish
Pages74-86
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 22 - Cebu, Philippines
Duration: 2008 Nov 202008 Nov 22

Conference

Conference22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 22
CountryPhilippines
CityCebu
Period08/11/2008/11/22

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Keywords

  • Additive
  • Even
  • Expectation
  • Mo
  • Presupposition
  • Scalar
  • To

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems

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Shudo, S. (2008). How even revises expectation in a scalar model: Analogy with Japanese mo. 74-86. Paper presented at 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 22, Cebu, Philippines.