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LINGUIST List 22.3046

Thu Jul 28 2011

Books: Pragmatics/Text/Corpus Ling/Discourse Analysis: Irmer

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , Bridging Inferences: Irmer

Message 1: Bridging Inferences: Irmer
Date: 28-Jul-2011
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Bridging Inferences: Irmer
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Title: Bridging Inferences
Subtitle: Constraining and Resolving Underspecification in Discourse Interpretation
Series Title: De Gruyter Language, Context and Cognition 11
Published: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?isbn=9783110261950&sel=pi

Author: Matthias Irmer
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110262018 Pages: 408 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110261950 Pages: 408 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

This book presents work on bridging inferences in discourse interpretation. It
develops a formalization that permits integrating indirect anaphora in the
construction of a structured discourse representation. From a broader
perspective, it provides a suitable dynamic-logic framework which can
account for underspecifications in cohesion and coherence of discourses by
either inferentially resolving or contextually constraining them. Special
attention is given to the resolution of bridging anaphora by means of
integrating encyclopedic knowledge encoded in FrameNet into a formal theory
of discourse structure as provided by Segmented Discourse Representation
Theory. A second focus lies on the discourse effects of Clitic Left Dislocation
in Spanish. In addition, the book provides a synopsis of the problems,
methods, approaches, and desiderata of research on text, context, and
discourse interpretation from formal, computational, cognitive, and
psychological points of view. Central topics include pragmatic inferences and
defeasible reasoning, the Common Ground, cohesion and anaphora
resolution, coherence and discourse structure, and discourse interpretation.
The volume may thus also serve as a reference book on text meaning and
context.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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