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Graded Modality


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Table of Contents

Series preface
List of abbreviations
1: Gradation, scales, and degree semantics
2: Measurement theory and the typology of scales
3: Previous work on graded modality: Lewis and Kratzer
4: Epistemic adjectives: likely and probable
5: Certainty and possibility
6: Implications for the epistemic auxiliaries
7: Scalar goodness
8: Ought and should
9: Concluding remarks

About the Author

Daniel Lassiter is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University. His research combines formal tools and experimental methods from linguistics, philosophy, and computational cognitive science to work towards a unified theory of language understanding as a cognitive phenomenon. His work has appeared in journals including Natural Language Semantics, Journal of Semantics, and Cognition.

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