Patrick J. Duffley

List of John Benjamins publications for which Patrick J. Duffley plays a role.


Subjects Pragmatics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


This article argues that the logical paraphrases used to describe the meanings of must, need, may, and can obscure the natural-language semantic interaction between these verbs and negation. The purported non-negatability of must is argued to be an illusion created by the indicative-mood… read more
This paper explores the causative constructions ‘talk NP into + ‑ing’ vs ‘convince NP to + infinitive’ by means of a collection of attested occurrences. It shows the connection between the characteristics described by Wierzbicka (1998), Gries & Stefanowitsch (2004) and Rudanko (2006) and the… read more
Larrivée, Pierre and Patrick J. Duffley 2014 The emergence of implicit meaning: Scalar implicatures with someInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 19:4, pp. 530–547 | Article
The purpose of this paper is to show how corpus data can contribute to assessing explicit hypotheses about natural language just as experimental protocols can. The particular hypotheses tested concern the source of generalised conversational implicatures with quantifier some. Is the “some and not… read more