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The (non-)universality of syntactic selection and functional application
(Editions du CNRS, 2012)
Nothing beats diversity for finding out what is truly universal about natural languages. But the importance of diversity goes beyond the obvious fact that universality can be recognized only in the face of diversity. ...
The perfect in context: A corpus study
(University of Pennsylvania, 2006)
Several recent studies of the English present perfect have argued that its interpretation requires addressees to draw pragmatic inferences (Portner 2003; Borillo et al. 2004; Nishiyama and Koenig 2004). Portner (2003) ...