Being pragmatic about biscuits

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Linguistics and Philosophy. Springer. 2023, 46(3), pp. 567-626. ISSN 0165-0157. eISSN 1573-0549. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s10988-022-09368-9
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In this paper we argue for a unified semantics for hypothetical conditionals, hcs, e.g. if it rains, we’ll cancel the picnic, and biscuit conditionals, bcs, e.g., if you are hungry, there are biscuits on the sideboard. We side with recent literature in proposing that differences in the interpretation are related to (in)dependence between antecedent and consequent, but we move beyond current accounts in spelling out a characterization of independence that is actually predictive. We further establish a systematic link between if-constructions and discourse structure, providing a dynamic update model that integrates the QUD, and thus the intentional discourse-structure. We argue that in bcs the antecedent sets up the question that is addressed by the consequent, and show that rescuing (Gricean) relevance in face of independence gives rise to implicatures corresponding to the different flavors associated with bcs. Crucially, we argue, this is the same mechanism responsible for our understanding that in the hc above, for example, it is the rain that will cause the cancellation of the picnic. Along the way we notice how the phenomena observed in if-constructions are also replicated in other quantificational structures. Ultimately, there is not much that is biscuit-specific. Their interpretation is the result of a conspiracy among semantics, dynamic update and intentional discourse-structure.

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ISO 690BIEZMA, Maria, Arno GOEBEL, 2023. Being pragmatic about biscuits. In: Linguistics and Philosophy. Springer. 2023, 46(3), pp. 567-626. ISSN 0165-0157. eISSN 1573-0549. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s10988-022-09368-9
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  doi={10.1007/s10988-022-09368-9},
  title={Being pragmatic about biscuits},
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  journal={Linguistics and Philosophy},
  pages={567--626},
  author={Biezma, Maria and Goebel, Arno}
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