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Title: Formal Pragmatics
Subtitle: Semantics, Pragmatics, Presupposition, and Focus
Written By: Nirit Kadmon
Description:

Formal Pragmatics addresses issues that are on the borderline of the semantics and pragmatics of natural language, from the point of view of a model-theoretic semanticist. This up-to-date resource covers a substantial body of formal work on linguistic phenomena, and presents the way the semantics-pragmatics interface has come to be viewed today.

-Introduces Discourse Representation Theory and File Change Semantics, with their formal representation of context and context change.

-Covers presupposition, including the nature and status of presuppositions as well as presupposition projection.

-Deals with focus, its prosodic manifestation, and the model-theoretic analysis of its meaning and function.

This volume, which serves as a textbook, as well as a reference or research book, offers a detailed discussion of key issues and clearly explains important, cutting-edge research.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
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Pages: 448
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