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Horn, Laurence R. 1981. A pragmatic approach to certain ambiguities. Linguistics and Philosophy 4 (3) : 321–358.
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A functional-pragmatic apparatus is developed to explain the non-parallel behavior manifested by the two varieties of ambiguous sentences ('tautologous' vs. 'contradictory' complements) in parallel syntactic contexts, cf. 'Mary regrets she's as tall as she is', vs. 'Mary believes she's taller than she is'.