Stop beating the donkey! A fresh interpretation of conditional donkey sentences.

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Published Feb 27, 2017
María José Frápolli Aránzazu San Ginés

Abstract

We propose a new approach to conditional donkey sentences that allows us to face successfully the often called proportion problem. The main ingredients of the proposal are van Benthem's generalized quantifier approach to conditionals (van Benthem, 1984), and Barwise's situation semantics (Barwise, 1989). We present some experimental data supporting our proposal.

How to Cite

Frápolli, M. J., & San Ginés, A. (2017). Stop beating the donkey! A fresh interpretation of conditional donkey sentences. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 32(1), 7–24. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.13941
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Keywords

Conditional donkey sentences, the proportion problem

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