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The discourse functions of the present perfect
(John Benjamins, 2008)
The interpretation of the present perfect is often assumed to require pragmatic inferences. However, what rules speakers use to perform these pragmatic inferences is not clear. This paper reports two corpus studies of the ...
Focus particles, secondary meanings, and Lexical Resource Semantics: The case of Japanese 'shika'
(CSLI Publications, 2011)
Japanese has two exclusive particles shika and dake. Although traditionally, both particles were considered to be exclusive particles like only, a recent proposal claims that shika is an exceptive particle like everyone ...