Alexandre Cremers

Research

Published or Submitted

Cremers, Alexandre and Emmanuel Chemla. Investigations in the semantics of Emotive-factive predicates.[submitted]

Cremers, Alexandre, Lyn Tieu and Emmanuel Chemla (in press). Children's exhaustive readings of questions Language Acquisition. [pre-publication draft]

On the role of alternatives in the acquisition of simple and complex disjunctions in French and Japanese (in collaboration with L. Tieu, k. Yatsushiro, J. Romoli U. Sauerland and E. Chemla). [submitted]

Homogeneity and quantificational variability with embedded questions. [submitted]

Probability Judgments of Gappy Sentences (in collaboration with Manuel Križ and Emmanuel Chemla). [submitted]

Cremers, Alexandre and Emmanuel Chemla (2014). “A psycholinguistic study of the exhaustive readings for embedded questions.” Journal of Semantics, [pre-publication draft]

Cremers, Alexandre and Emmanuel Chemla (2014). “Direct and indirect scalar implicatures share the same processing signature.” In Salvatore Pistoia Reda, Pragmatics, Semantics and the Case of Scalar Implicatures, [download]

Breakstone, Micha, Alexandre Cremers, Danny Fox and Martin Hackl (2012). “On the analysis of scope ambiguities in comparative constructions: Converging evidence from real-time sentence processing and offline data.” In Proceedings of SALT (vol. 21), [download]

Manuscripts, Handouts, Other projects...

Plurality effects and exhaustive readings of questions (presentation at NYU, MIT and IHPST). [handout] (manuscript in preparation)

Mention-some readings of plural questions (with Yimei Xiang). [abstract] (manuscript in preparation)

Are questions exhaustified like scalar items? Three pilot experiments aiming at comparing the exhaustive readings of embedded questions and scalar items. Also shows that the verb ‘surprise’ can give rise to strong exhaustive readings for embedded questions. [informal summary]

Covert movement of embedded questions (Interrogative raising) is very restricted, and so-called wide-scope of pair-list questions is only due to QR of the embedded quantifier. [handout]