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Journal Title: International Review of Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   4/2
Issue Title: Special on Theoretical Pragmatics
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: International Review of Pragmatics Volume 4 No. 2 (2012)

Special issue: Theoretical Pragmatics
Guest editors: Anton Benz, Katja Jasinskaja and Uli Sauerland

Contents
Theoretical Pragmatics: An Introduction
Anton Benz, Katja Jasinskaja and Uli Sauerland

Articles
A Solution to Soames’ Problem: Presuppositions, Conditionals and Exhaustification
Jacopo Romoli

Lexical Pragmatic Adjustment and the Nature of Ad hoc Concepts
Nicholas Allott and Mark Textor

Rich Lexical Representations and Conflicting Features
Lotte Hogeweg

On Assertoric and Directive Signals and the Evolution of Dynamic Meaning
Michael Franke

Modelling the “Aoristic Drift of the Present Perfect” as Inflation: An Essay in Historical Pragmatics
Gerhard Schaden
Publisher: Brill
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
 
LL Issue: 23.4862