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Modal Comparisons: Two Dilettantes in Search of an Expert
The Art and Craft of Semantics: A Festschrift for Irene Heim. (2014)
Abstract
In this short squib for Irene Heim's birthday, Kai von Fintel and I describe a few puzzles about the German comparative form “eher” in metalinguistic and modal comparisons and ask Irene to help us solve them.  
Keywords
  • Modality,
  • Modal Comparisons,
  • Metalinguistic Comparisons,
  • Epistemic Comparatives,
  • German "eher"
Disciplines
Publication Date
2014
Editor
Luka Crnic and Uli Sauerland
Publisher
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics (MITWPL)
Publisher Statement
Open Access Article
Citation Information
von Fintel, Kai & Angelika Kratzer (2014). Modal Comparisons: Two Dilettantes in Search of an Expert. In Luka Crnic and Uli Sauerland (eds.): The Art and Craft of Semantics: A Festschrift for Irene Heim. MITWPL 70, 175-179. Note that "dilettantes" is misspelled in the published title. We didn't spot this in time, but think the typo shouldn't live on.