Meaning and the Dynamics of Interpretation

Selected Papers of Hans Kamp

Edited by Klaus von Heusinger, University of Cologne and Alice ter Meulen, University of Geneva

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9789004251915
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9789004252882
Publication Year: 
2013
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Hardback
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vi, 696 pp.
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1472-7870
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29
A model of production and interpretation of natural language utterances is developed which explains why communication is normally fast and successful. Interpretation is taken to be analogous with visual perception in finding the most probable hypothesis that explains the utterance.
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Volume: 
30
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004252899
Publication date: 
January 2014

Edited by Daniel Gutzmann, University of Frankfurt and Hans-Martin Gärtner, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Beyond Expressives: Explorations in Use-Conditional Meaning offers empirical and theoretical studies of expressions whose meaning falls outside the standard realm of truth-conditional semantics. Going beyond examples of expressives, the contributions acount for the semantics and pragmatics...
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Volume: 
28
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004252172
Publication date: 
July 2013

Galit W. Sassoon, Bar Ilan University

This book presents a study of the connections between vagueness and gradability, and their different manifestations in adjectives (morphological gradability effects) and nouns (typicality effects). It addresses two opposing theoretical approaches from within formal semantics and cognitive...
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Volume: 
27
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9781781902639
Publication date: 
March 2013

Mingya Liu, University of Göttingen

Suitable for linguists and philosophers of language, this book provides a multidimensional analysis for the lexical semantics of evaluative adverbs: nonfactive evaluative adverbs trigger a conventional implicature, whereas factive evaluative adverbs not only trigger a conventional implicature but...
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Volume: 
26
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9781781902714
Publication date: 
November 2012

Edited by Victoria Escandell-Vidal, Universidad de Alcalá, Manuel Leonetti, Universidad de Alcalá and Aoife Ahern, University College Dublin

The contributions in this volume represent an inflection point in the delimitation and understanding of the notion of procedural meaning and open new paths for future research.
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Volume: 
25
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9780857240934
Publication date: 
July 2011

Edited by Ken Turner, University of Brighton

A collection of invited papers that intends to explore the nature of the semantics/pragmatics interface by examining the extent to which the analysis of certain expressions or constructions can be pragmaticised. It contains papers that address the topic of 'making pragmatics semantic'.
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Volume: 
24
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9780857249098
Publication date: 
June 2011

Alastair Butler, Tohoku University

This book argues that constraints of interaction from semantic evaluations enforce grammatical dependency patterns that recur across natural languages and within constructions at intra and inter sentential levels as well as discourse levels.
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Volume: 
23
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9781849509886
Publication date: 
October 2010

Guangwu Feng, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Conventional implicature is itself a highly controversial term, understood very differently by various brands of contemporary pragmatic theory. This book sets out to advance a Gricean theoretical framework of conventional implicature. It also intends to offer an analysis of pragmatic markers in...
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Volume: 
22
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9781849509343
Publication date: 
July 2010

Edited by Rainer Bäuerle, University of Stuttgart, Uwe Reyle, University of Stuttgart and Thomas Ede Zimmermann, University of Frankfurt

Undoubtedly, presupposition theory is a major chapter in the success story of dynamic semantics. This book features papers on this topic based on a conference on "Presupposition" convened in Stuttgart in October 2000.
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Volume: 
21
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9781849507820
Publication date: 
March 2010

Edited by Philippe De Brabanter, University of Brussels and Mikhail Kissine, University of Brussels

Reconciles armchair theorising about the semantics-pragmatics interface with hypotheses about cognitive architecture. This book concerns with the cognitive counterparts of lexical meanings. It also explores the links between moods and forces. It looks at the epistemological status of semantic...
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Volume: 
20
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9781848556508
Publication date: 
June 2009

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