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LINGUIST List 18.1549

Tue May 22 2007

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

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Patricia Howard, Questions in Dynamic Semantics: Aloni, Dekker (Eds)


Message 1: Questions in Dynamic Semantics: Aloni, Dekker (Eds)
Date: 17-May-2007
From: Patricia Howard <p.howardelsevier.com>
Subject: Questions in Dynamic Semantics: Aloni, Dekker (Eds)


Title: Questions in Dynamic Semantics
Series Title: Studies in Pragmatics
Published: 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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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=25740


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