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LINGUIST List 18.206

Fri Jan 19 2007

Books: Ling Theories/Pragmatics/Semantics/Syntax: Birner, Ward (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
        1.    Paul Peranteau, Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Birner, Ward (Eds)

Message 1: Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Birner, Ward (Eds)
Date: 18-Jan-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Birner, Ward (Eds)

Title: Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning
Subtitle: Neo-Gricean studies in pragmatics and semantics in honor of Laurence R. Horn
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 80
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%2080

Editor: Betty J Birner
Editor: Gregory Ward
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027230904 Pages: 350 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027230904 Pages: 350 Price: U.S. $ 150.00

One of the most lively and contentious issues in contemporary linguistic
theory concerns the elusive boundary between semantics and pragmatics, and
Professor Laurence R. Horn of Yale University has been at the center of
that debate ever since his groundbreaking 1972 UCLA dissertation. This
volume in honor of Horn brings together the best of current work at the
semantics/pragmatics boundary from a neo-Gricean perspective. Featuring the
contributions of 22 leading researchers, it includes papers on implicature
(Kent Bach), inference (Betty Birner), presupposition (Barbara Abbott),
lexical semantics (Georgia Green, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Steve Kleinedler &
Randall Eggert), negation (Pauline Jacobson, Frederick Newmeyer, Scott
Schwenter), polarity (Donka Farkas, Anastasia Giannakidou, Michael Israel),
implicit variables (Greg Carlson & Gianluca Storto), definiteness (Barbara
Partee), reference (Ellen Prince, Andrew Kehler & Gregory Ward), and logic
(Jerrold Sadock, Francis Jeffry Pelletier & Andrew Hartline). These
original papers represent not only a fitting homage to Larry Horn, but also
an important contribution to semantic and pragmatic theory.

Table of contents

Introduction ix-xi

Where have some of the presuppositions gone?
Barbara Abbott 1-20

The top 10 misconceptions about implicature
Kent Bach 21-30

Inferential relations and noncanonical word order
Betty J. Birner 31-51

Sherlock Holmes Was In No Danger
Greg N. Carlson and Gianluca Storto 53-70

Free choice in Romanian
Donka F. Farkas 71-94

Polarity, questions, and the scalar properties of even
Anastasia Giannakidou 95-116

Discourse particles and the symbiosis of natural language processing and
basic research
Georgia M. Green 117-135

Saying less and meaning less
Michael Israel 137-156

I can't seem to figure this out
Pauline Jacobson 157-175

Referring expressions and conversational implicature
Andrew Kehler and Gregory Ward 177-193

Steve Kleinedler and Randall Eggert 195-215

Why defining is seldom 'just semantics': Marriage and marriage
Sally McConnell-Ginet 217-240

Negation and modularity
Frederick J. Newmeyer 241-261

A note on Mandarin possessives, demonstratives, and definiteness
Barbara H. Partee 263-280

On a homework problem of Larry Horn's
Francis Jeffry Pelletier and Andrew Hartline 281-293

Impersonal pronouns in French and Yiddish: Semantic reference vs. discourse
Ellen F. Prince 295-315

Motors and switches: An exercise in syntax and pragmatics
Jerrold M. Sadock 317-325

Fine-tuning Jespersen's Cycle
Scott A. Schwenter 327-344

Index 345-350

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
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Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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