Publication details [#53310]

Amaral, Patrícia. 2010. Entailment, assertion, and textual coherence: the case of almost and barely. Linguistics 48 (3) : 525–545.
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De Gruyter


This analysis adds to the research on the approximative adverbs 'almost' and 'barely' by presenting psycholinguistic proof for the asymmetry of their meaning components. The findings advocate a pragmatic difference in the role of the meaning components, according to Horn's (2002) proposal, regarding how implications of approximative adverbs add to context update.