Presupposition And Implicature In Compositional Semantics

Perfect | July 1, 2007

EditorUli Sauerland

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All humans can interpret sentences of their native language quickly and without effort. Working from the perspective of generative grammar, the contributors investigate three mental mechanisms, widely assumed to underlie this ability: compositional semantics, implicature computation and presupposition computation. This volume brings together experts from semantics and pragmatics to bring forward the study of interconnections between these three mechanisms. The contributions develop new insights into important empirical phenomena; for example, approximation, free choice, accommodation, and exhaustivity effects.

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All humans can interpret sentences of their native language quickly and without effort. Working from the perspective of generative grammar, the contributors investigate three mental mechanisms, widely assumed to underlie this ability: compositional semantics, implicature computation and presupposition computation. This volume brings to...

ULI SAUERLAND is Research Team Leader at the Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS) Berlin, Germany. Dr. Sauerland is the author of more than 40 reviewed publications on syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interaction.PENKA STATEVA is a Research Associate at the Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin, Germany. Dr. Stateva's r...

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Format:PerfectDimensions:285 pages, 8.65 × 5.77 × 0.81 inPublished:July 1, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Notes on Contributors * Introduction--U.Sauerland & P.Stateva * Quantifier Dependent Readings of Anaphoric Presuppositions--S.Beck * Licensing or--R.Eckardt * Free Choice and the Theory of Scalar Implicatures--D.Fox * Partial Variables and Specificity--G.Jäger * Negated Antonyms: Creating and Filling the Gap--M.Krifka * Pragmatic Constraints on Adverbial/Temporal Quantification--O.Percus * Transparency: An Incremental Theory of Presupposition Projection--P.Schlenker * Aspects of the Pragmatics of Plural Morphology: on Higher-Order Implicatures--B.Spector * Index