Editor: Gerhard Jäeger, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Editor: Anton Benz, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding
Editor: Robert Van Rooij, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hardback: ISBN: 1403945721 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Rooted in Gricean tradition, this book concentrates on game- and decision-theoretic (GDT) approaches to the foundations of pragmatics. An Introduction to GDT, with an overview of GDT pragmatics research to date and its relation to semantics and to Gricean pragmatics is followed by contributions offering a high-level survey of current GDT pragmatics and the field of its applications, demonstrating that this approach provides a sound basis for synchronic and diachronic explanations of language use.