Ordering combination for modal comparison

Graham Katz, Paul Portner, Aynat Rubinstein

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The well-known ordering semantics for modality has recently been
challenged by a number of puzzles which may cast doubt on the viability of this approach. We investigate the properties of the ordering relations used in ordering semantics with a focus on how to derive appropriate orderings based on intuitively correct premises. We use these tools to propose solutions to two of the puzzles and discuss how they relate to other puzzles that have been raised in the literature, and to modal semantics more generally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SALT 22
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, held at University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, May 18 - May 20, 2012
EditorsAnca Chereches
PublisherLinguistic Society of America
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2012


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