How hard are hard triggers?

TitleHow hard are hard triggers?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Année de publication2012
AuthorsJayez, J., & Mongelli V.
JournalProceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17
Date Published2012-10
Keywordsaccommodation, presupposition, strong trigger, SHS.LANGUE Humanities and Social Sciences/Linguistics

We study Abusch's (2002; 2010) distinction between hard and soft triggers from an experimental point of view. We show that there are apparent counterexamples to the distinction, discuss their status and describe future experiments aiming at clarifying the processing issues that form the core of the problem.