LINGUIST List 9.1609

Sat Nov 14 1998

Books: Discourse

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  1. Rint Sybesma, Causal Connectives Have Presuppositions, Luuk Lagerwerf

Message 1: Causal Connectives Have Presuppositions, Luuk Lagerwerf

Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 11:05:15 +0100
From: Rint Sybesma <>
Subject: Causal Connectives Have Presuppositions, Luuk Lagerwerf

Newly available from Holland Academic Graphics

Causal connectives have presuppositions
Effects on coherence and discourse structure

by Luuk Lagerwerf

This book is a detailed study of the discourse semantic properties
of causal connectives and their presuppositions. The interpretation
process of connectives like although and because, and their Dutch
counterparts, will be followed from the recognition of subtle
meaning differences of a connective used in different contexts, an
explanation for these differences in terms of presuppositions, an
analysis of the way these presuppositions manipulate lexical
knowledge to infer causal coherence relations and the effect of
these coherence relations on antecedents of propositional anaphors
in discourse structure.

Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Causal and contrastive relations 3.
Presuppositions for causal connectives 4. Inference and
enforcement 5. Causality in discourse structure 6. Conclusion

1998. viii+254 pp. ISBN: 90 5569 053 8. Paperback. [LOT
International Series 10. CLS/Tilburg University dissertation.] Price
for individuals ordering directly from the publisher: NLG 41.20
(excl. P&P).

The Hague, Holland Academic Graphics:
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  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
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  • MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
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  • Hermes
  • Pacific Linguistics
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics