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Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers: The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Osamu Sawada

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198714224
eISBN:
9780191782633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714224.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book investigates pragmatic aspects of scalar modifiers. Through a detailed analysis of the semantics and pragmatics of comparatives with indeterminate pronouns, positive polarity minimizers, ... More


The Semantics of Evidentials

Sarah E. Murray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199681570
eISBN:
9780191760952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681570.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book gives a compositional, truth‐conditional, crosslinguistic semantics for evidentials set in a theory of the semantics for sentential mood. Central to this semantics is a proposal about a ... More


Introduction

Osamu Sawada

in Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers: The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198714224
eISBN:
9780191782633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714224.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 1 introduces the aim and the target phenomenon of this book, that is, the dual-use phenomenon of scalar modifiers and the meaning and use of pragmatic scalar modifiers. After a brief overview ... More


Conclusion

Osamu Sawada

in Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers: The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198714224
eISBN:
9780191782633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714224.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 10 summarizes the book’s analyses and proposal regarding (i) similarities and differences between semantic scalar modifiers and pragmatic scalar modifiers, (ii) variations in pragmatic scalar ... More


In Defense of the Pragmatic View

Pekka Väyrynen

in The Lewd, the Rude and the Nasty: A Study of Thick Concepts in Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199314751
eISBN:
9780199369225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314751.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter argues that those versions of Inherently Evaluative according to which thick terms and concepts carry global evaluation as conventional implicature, semantic presupposition or a ... More


Introduction

Sarah E. Murray

in The Semantics of Evidentials

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199681570
eISBN:
9780191760952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681570.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 1 provides an introduction to evidentiality, its expression across languages, and related notions, such as modality and (not‐)at‐issue content. Evidentiality is the encoding of source of ... More


Evidentials and varieties of update

Sarah E. Murray

in The Semantics of Evidentials

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199681570
eISBN:
9780191760952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681570.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 3 proposes a new semantics for evidentials, set within a theory of the different kinds of semantic contributions all sentences make. On this view, every sentence can make three new semantic ... More


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