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A Formal Model of Utterance Interpretation

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides the theoretical background to the study. Based on the two major theories behind the analysis — Dynamic Syntax and Relevance Theory — it develops a formal model of utterance ... More


The Interpretation of Underspecified Verbs

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the interpretation of underspecified verbs. It shows that standard model-theoretic approaches cannot be extended to this dynamic view of verbs since they presuppose a ... More


Relevance Rides Again?: Aggregation and Local Relevance

Aart van Gils and Patrick Tomlin

in Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy Volume 6

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852636
eISBN:
9780191887031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852636.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Often institutions or individuals are faced with decisions where not all claims can be satisfied. Sometimes, these claims will be of differing strength. In such cases, it must be decided whether or ... More


Toward a Cognitive Science of Legal Interpretation

Benjamin Shaer

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0116
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter attempts to make sense of the character of legal interpretation and to assess some of the many claims about how legal interpretation does or should proceed. It sketches a cognitively ... More


Humor and translation

Salvatore Attardo

in The Linguistics of Humor: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198791270
eISBN:
9780191833717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791270.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers the translation of humor. Several approaches to humor translation are considered, including the faithfulness approach, functional translation, Zabalbeascoa’s priority scales ... More


Creativity as a Neuroscientific Mystery

Margaret A. Boden

in Neuroscience of Creativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019583
eISBN:
9780262314695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Neuroscience helps us to understand combinational creativity. However, it hasn't helped us to understand either exploratory or transformational creativity. To do so, it will need to explain ... More


Loose Talk, Tight Worlds

Jennifer Greenwood

in Becoming Human: "The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029780
eISBN:
9780262329828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029780.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the common processing mechanisms of literal, metaphorical and loose talk. It is argued that the processing involved is inferential because it is always context-dependent. ... More


University/HE LLL and the community

Peter Mayo

in Higher Education in a Globalising World: Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526140920
eISBN:
9781526146700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140937.00012
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The chapter focuses on HE engagement with communities. It provides some historical examples of this kind of engagement from minority and majority world contexts and targeted at different types of ... More


The value of research for local authorities: a practitioner perspective

Stan Kidd and Tony Reeves

in Research and policy in ethnic relations: Compromised dynamics in a neoliberal era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447314899
eISBN:
9781447314929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314899.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Written from the perspective of senior officers of a major English metropolitan authority, this chapter offers an insight into the challenge of seeking to service the needs of a diverse citizenry ... More


The Topicality of Juvenal: [Previously unpublished]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay shows how Juvenal was not only a topical satirist of his own day, but remains relevant for our own times. Poetry recitals, lectures, seminar papers, the necessity for satire when ... More


The Psychological Turn

Ernie Lepore and Matthew Stone

in Imagination and Convention: Distinguishing Grammar and Inference in Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717188
eISBN:
9780191785931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717188.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers a range of frameworks with a different conception of the general rational inference that underlies implicature—a conception that appeals to speakers’ psychology. One such ... More


Two Questions about Interpretive Effects

Robert J. Stainton and Christopher Viger

in Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198791492
eISBN:
9780191868573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791492.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Our exposition is framed around two questions: What interpretive effects can linguistic utterances have? What causes those effects? Lepore and Stone make an empirical case that some effects are ... More


So What Do We Do?

Christopher Bryan

in Listening to the Bible: The Art of Faithful Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199336593
eISBN:
9780199369423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336593.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

From consideration that the Bible (whatever else it is) is a thing written, i.e. literature, there emerge three tasks for the interpreter of Scripture: first, to listen so far as possible to the ... More


When Can a Reference for a Preliminary Ruling be Made?

Morten Broberg and Niels Fenger

in Broberg and Fenger on Preliminary References to the European Court of Justice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198843580
eISBN:
9780191925986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843580.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Chapter 5 discusses the requirement that an answer to the preliminary question must be relevant for the resolution of the main proceedings. It analyses when a preliminary ruling must be assumed to be ... More


Resultant Luck and the Irrelevance Intuition

Gerald Lang

in Strokes of Luck: A Study in Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198868507
eISBN:
9780191905025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868507.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter investigates the ‘Irrelevance Intuition’, which is the intuition that judgements of blameworthiness containing any element of resultant luck are irrelevant for judging agents. It deploys ... More


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