- Pseudo-imperatives and other cases of conditional conjunction and conjunctive disjunction
- Studies in Language Companion Series
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Interfacultary Research Institutes
- Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
- Pseudo-imperatives, a special kind of sentential conjunctions and disjunctions, display a surprisingly divergent preference bias. This paper aims to explain this pragmatic preference puzzle based on the different discourse segmentation behavior of conjunction and 'and' disjunction 'or'. To lend credence to the suggested explanation, related non-standard uses of conjunction and disjunction will be discussed in detail.
- Proceedings title: 'Subordination' versus 'coordination' in sentence and text: A cross-linguistic perspective
Publisher: John Benjamins
Place of publication: Philadelphia
ISBN: 978 90 272 3109 3
Editors: C. Fabricius-Hansen, W. Ramm
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