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Escandell-Vidal, Victoria. 2018. Evidential commitment and feature mismatch in Spanish estar constructions. Journal of Pragmatics 128 : 102–115.
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A systematic evidential commitment of direct experience is found in estar +ILP structures. ILPs fail to meet the spatio-temporal anchoring needs of estar. The extant mismatch is settled by deducing an information acquisition situation. Combinations including feature mismatches elicit enriched interpretations. The ILP/SLP contrast and the ser/estar contrast are autonomous.