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LINGUIST List 21.1574

Wed Mar 31 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Semantics: Bäuerle, Reyle, Zimmermann (Eds)

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        1.    Rebecca Forster, Presuppositions and Discourse: Bäuerle, Reyle, Zimmermann (Eds)

Message 1: Presuppositions and Discourse: Bäuerle, Reyle, Zimmermann (Eds)
Date: 30-Mar-2010
From: Rebecca Forster <rforsteremeraldinsight.com>
Subject: Presuppositions and Discourse: Bäuerle, Reyle, Zimmermann (Eds)
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Title: Presuppositions and Discourse
Subtitle: Essays Offered to Hans Kamp
Series Title: Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface
Published: 2010
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
                http://www.emeraldinsight.com/

Book URL: http://books.emeraldinsight.com/display.asp?K=9781849507820&sf1=eh_cat_class&st1=E26&sort=sor

Editor: Rainer Bäuerle
Editor: Uwe Reyle
Editor: Thomas Ede Zimmermann
Hardback: ISBN: 1849507820 9781849507820 Pages: 298 Price: U.S. $ 134.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1849507820 9781849507820 Pages: 298 Price: U.K. £ 69.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1849507820 9781849507820 Pages: 298 Price: Europe EURO 105.95
Abstract:

'Take some more tea,' the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.'I've
had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone,' so I can't take more.'

Alice in Wonderland, ch. VII

With her reply, Alice rejects something that her interlocutor seems to take
for granted. Ever since Frege's and Russell's classical works on meaning
and reference, such presuppositions have been a major theme in 20th century
philosophy of language, with the existence and uniqueness expressed by
definite descriptions like the King of France in focus. With the
development of formal semantics in the 1970s, linguists have started to
systematically explore this rich and pervasive phenomenon and particularly
the way in which presuppositions depend on their environment. Although the
role of context-dependence for their understanding has long been
recognized, only the more sophisticated models of meaning representation
such as Discourse Representation Theory, founded by Hans Kamp around 1980,
opened the opportunity to account for their behaviour adequately and in
full detail. The 10 studies collected in this volume, authored by some of
the leading experts in the field, give a live view of the current state of
the art of presupposition analysis and should therefore be of great value
to anybody interested in the field of natural language semantics and cognition.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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