Semantics and Pragmatics: From Experiment to Theory by R. BrehenySemantics and Pragmatics: From Experiment to Theory by R. Breheny

Semantics and Pragmatics: From Experiment to Theory

byR. BrehenyEditorUli Sauerland

Hardcover | October 22, 2009

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This volume comprises thirteen original research papers and three overview papers presenting new work using a number of experimental techniques from psycho- and neurolinguistics in the three key areas of current semantics and pragmatics: implicature, negation and presupposition.
RACHEL BAKER, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University, USA MATTHEW BERENDS, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University, USA JOS J.A. VAN BERKUM, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands ANNE BEZUIDENHOUT, Department of Philosophy, University of South Carolina, USA LEWIS BOTT, School of Psychology, ...
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Title:Semantics and Pragmatics: From Experiment to TheoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:325 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.97 inPublished:October 22, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023057906X

ISBN - 13:9780230579064

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Preface and Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors PART I: IMPLICATURE Implicatures; M.Krifka Changes in Activation Levels with Scalar Implicatures; L.Bott A Large-Scale Investigation of Scalar Implicature; P.Hendriks , J.Hoeks , H.De Hoop , I.Krämer , E-J.Smits , J.Spenader & H.De Swart Evaluating Under-Informative Utterances with Context-Dependent and Context-Independent Scales: Experimental and Theoretical Implications; N.Katsos Distinguishing the SAID from the IMPLICATED Using a Novel Experimental Paradigm; M.Larson , R.Doran , Y.Mcnabb , R.Baker , M.Berends , A.Djalali ,& G.Ward Experiments on QUD and Focus as a Contextual Constraint on Scalar Implicature Calculation; A.Zondervan PART II: NEGATION Meaning and Inference Linked to Negation: An Experimental Pragmatic Approach; I.A.Noveck The DE-Blocking Hypothesis: The Role of Grammar in Scalar Reasoning; A.Bezuidenhout , R.Morris & C.Widmann Experimental Pragmatics and Parsimony: The Case of Scopally Ambiguous Sentences Containing Negation; A.Gualmini How are Pragmatic Differences Between Positive and Negative Sentences Captured in the Processes and Representations in Language Comprehension; B.Kaup Brain Potentials For Logical-Semantics/-Pragmatics; J.E.Drury & K.Steinhauer PART III: PRESUPPOSITION Presupposition: From Theory to Experiment; U.Sauerland The Real-Time Use of Information about Common Ground in Restricting Domains of Reference; D.Heller , D.Grodner & M.K.Tanenhaus An Experimental Approach of Adverbial Modification; E.Chemla Weak Definite Noun Phrases: Rich, But Not Strong, Special, But Not Unique; N.M.Klein , W.M.Gegg-Harrison , R.S.Sussman , G.N.Carlson & M.K.Tanenhaus The Neuropragmatics of 'Simple' Utterance Comprehension an Erp Review; J.J.A.Van Berkum Index