18.1549, Books: Pragmatics/Semantics: Aloni, Dekker (Eds)

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From: Patricia Howard < p.howard at elsevier.com >
Subject: Questions in Dynamic Semantics: Aloni, Dekker (Eds)

 

	
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Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 08:49:23
From: Patricia Howard < p.howard at elsevier.com >
Subject: Questions in Dynamic Semantics: Aloni, Dekker (Eds) 
 



Title: Questions in Dynamic Semantics 
Series Title: Studies in Pragmatics  

Publication Year: 2007 
Publisher: Elsevier
	   http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
	

Book URL: http://books.elsevier.com 


Editor: Maria Aloni
Editor: Paul Dekker

Hardback: ISBN:  Pages: 358 Price: U.S. $ 120


Abstract:

The study of questions and answers is challenging for various fields of
theoretical linguistics, logic, analytical philosophy, and more recently
computer science. Research into questions and answers addresses old and
raises new and important questions about the semantics / pragmatics
interface and about the dynamics of interpretation. This book brings
together current work on the topic as it has been developed in Amsterdam,
and congenial academic sites, over the past 15 years. Amsterdam is one of
the breeding grounds for the formal study of logic and language, for
dynamic semantics, and for the study of questions and answers.

- Covers the major issues of pragmatic/semantic investigation, including
logical relations, context dependence, information structure, and more 
- Illustrates how semantic/pragmatic stance can be used for problems in
other areas of linguistic theorising

Table of Contents
1 The Semantics and Pragmatics of Questions 

I Update Semantics 
2 The Logic of Interrogation 
3 Axiomatizing Groenendijk's Logic of Interrogation 
4 Optimal Inquisitive Discourse 

II Topic and Focus 
5 Only Updates. On the Dynamics of the Focus Particle Only 
6 The Dynamics of Topic and Focus 
7 Nobody (Anything) Else 

III Implicatures and Exhaustiveness 
8 Exhaustivity, Questions and Plurals in Update Semantics 
9 Only: Meaning and Implicatures 
10 Scalar Implicatures: Exhaustivity and Gricean Reasoning 

IV Intonation and Syntax 
11 Nuclear Accent, Focus, and Bidirectional OT 
12 Counting (on) Usage Information 
13 Nuclear Rises in Update Semantics 



Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                     Semantics


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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