Article published in:Experimental Pragmatics/Semantics
Edited by Jörg Meibauer and Markus Steinbach
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 175] 2011
► pp. 177–197
Blocking modal enrichment (tatsächlich)
I show that under the right circumstances recipients can carry out operations of modal enrichment. Such enrichment operations can be blocked. One means of blocking modal enrichment in German is using the adverb tatsächlich (‘in fact’). I define tatsächlich as an enrichment blocker and support this definition by experimental data.
Published online: 14 April 2011