Publication details [#64672]

Ariel, Mira and Caterina Mauri. 2018. Why use or? Linguistics 56 (5) : 939–994.
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Berlin: De Gruyter


Speakers employ the profiled or alternatives as a base for conveying a diversity of readings. This study suggests that both “inclusive” and “exclusive” interpretations, as currently fixed, do not capture speakers’ intended readings, which it equates with the relevance-theoretic explicature.