Tracking down disjunction

Uli Sauerland, Ayaka Tamura, Masatoshi Koizumi, John M. Tomlinson

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    Kuno (1973) and others describe the Japanese junctor ya as conjunction. But, Sudo (2014) analyzes ya as a disjunction with a conjunctive implicature. We compare ya with other junctors and implicature triggers experimental using mouse-tracking. Our two main results are: (1) ya differs from lexical conjunctions corroborating Sudo’s (2014) proposal. (2) The time-course of the conjunctive implicature of ya argues against the details of Sudo’s (2014) implementation, and instead favors an account similar to other cases of conjunctive implicatures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence - JSAI-isAI 2015 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, AAA, HAT-MASH, TSDAA, ASD-HR, and SKL, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsMihoko Otake, Ken Satoh, Setsuya Kurahashi, Yuiko Ota, Daisuke Bekki
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9783319509525
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event7th JSAI International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2015 - Kanagawa, Japan
    Duration: 2015 Nov 162015 Nov 18

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume10091 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Other7th JSAI International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2015


    • Alternatives
    • Conjunction
    • Disjunction
    • Implicature
    • Numerals. Mouse-tracking. Japanese

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)


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