Scope Without Syntax: A Game Theoretic Approach -- Qualifying Paper
This is a public gir repository for my second qualifying paper.
I argue that the different availabilities of scope interpretations across languages and constructions falls out from several pragmatic assumptions, and that formal syntax is not necessary as a tool to explain this data.
I use Game Theory as a tool to explain the interactions between these pragmatic effects.
Cite with proper credit.
Smith, Luke. 2017. Scope without Syntax: A Game Theoretic Approach.