Publication details [#65082]

Douven, Igor and Karolina Krzyżanowska. 2018. Missing-link conditionals: pragmatically infelicitous or semantically defective? Intercultural Pragmatics 15 (2) : 191–212.
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De Gruyter


This paper reveals the findings of an empirical inquiry that explored whether people’s sensibility to false implicatures is linked with how they are inclined to assess missing-link conditionals with true clauses. These findings elucidate the issue of whether missing-link conditionals are best viewed as pragmatically unfortunate or rather as semantically faulty.