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Meaning Representation: Setting the Scene

K.M. Jaszczolt

in Default Semantics: Foundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261987
eISBN:
9780191718656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261987.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter addresses the cutting edge question of the semantics/pragmatics boundary, discusses semantic underspecification, logical form, the notion of ‘what is said’, and the contrast between ... More


Compositionality and Merger Representations

K.M. Jaszczolt

in Default Semantics: Foundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261987
eISBN:
9780191718656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261987.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter contains the exposition of the new theory of default Semantics. It is proposed that the problems with compositionality of meaning can be solved when compositionality is viewed ‘one level ... More


Default Semantics: Foundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication

K. M. Jaszczolt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261987
eISBN:
9780191718656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261987.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The book offers an original theory of meaning in discourse that combines a dynamic representation of discourse with an intentional explanation of processing. It contains an exposition of a theory of ... More


Sentence mood

Paul Portner

in Mood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199547524
eISBN:
9780191851179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199547524.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Sentence mood is the linguistic category which marks the fundamental conversational function, or “sentential force,” of a sentence. Exemplified by the universal types of declarative, interrogative, ... More


Do We Need Dynamic Semantics?

Karen S. Lewis

in Metasemantics: New Essays on the Foundations of Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199669592
eISBN:
9780191784316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669592.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Looking at the case studies of unbound anaphora and counterfactual conditionals, it is first argued that static semantics and pragmatics have the resources to account for discourse phenomena in ... More


Introduction

Paul Portner

in Mood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199547524
eISBN:
9780191851179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199547524.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter develops a framework for trying to understand the nature of mood from the perspective of semantics and pragmatics. It introduces the concept of mood and its subtypes in an intuitive way, ... More


Dynamic Expressivism about Deontic Modality

William B. Starr

in Deontic Modality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198717928
eISBN:
9780191787393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717928.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

William Starr’s chapter explores a dynamic semantics for deontic “must” and “may” which is “expressivist.” The aim of the chapter is to show that the difficulties for such a semantic analysis stem ... More


Expressivism by Force

Seth Yalcin

in New Work on Speech Acts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198738831
eISBN:
9780191802058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738831.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

There is on the one hand the traditional speech act-theoretic notion of illocutionary force, and there is on the other hand the kind of notion of force we have in mind when we are theorizing in ... More


Is Semantics Formal?

Mark Schroeder

in Expressing Our Attitudes: Explanation and Expression in Ethics, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198714149
eISBN:
9780191782541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714149.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

As illustrated in the Introduction, many of the forms of expressivism considered in the essays in this volume look formally very much like relativism. So this chapter takes up the question of the ... More


Permission and (So‐Called Epistemic) Possibility

Stephen Yablo

in Modality: Metaphysics, Logic, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199565818
eISBN:
9780191722004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565818.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

David Lewis in ‘A Problem About Permission’ asks about the effect on context of permitting the previously forbidden. The set of permissible worlds expands, but how? One can ask in a similar vein ... More


Dynamic Pragmatics, Static Semantics

Robert Stalnaker

in New Work on Speech Acts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198738831
eISBN:
9780191802058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738831.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Semantic-pragmatic theorizing took a dynamic turn in the 1970s, but at the time the dynamics remained in the pragmatics and retained a more or less traditional static conception of compositional ... More


And and And **

Andreas Stokke

in Brevity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664986
eISBN:
9780191748530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664986.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses a recent opposition between the influential dynamic semantic account of presupposition projection and a recent Gricean-pragmatic theory. The Gricean-pragmatic theory is partly ... More


Dynamic Foundations for Deontic Logic

Malte Willer

in Deontic Modality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198717928
eISBN:
9780191787393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717928.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Several authors have observed that the tools and techniques developed within the field of nonmonotonic logic provide a fruitful framework for the theoretical study of deontic discourse and reasoning. ... More


Attitudes and Epistemics

Mark Schroeder

in Expressing Our Attitudes: Explanation and Expression in Ethics, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198714149
eISBN:
9780191782541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714149.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter takes up the question of whether epistemic modals are a more promising application for expressivist semantic theory than normative terms. Exportation and importation rules are introduced ... More


A theory of register for honorification

Elin McCready

in The Semantics and Pragmatics of Honorification: Register and Social Meaning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198821366
eISBN:
9780191860706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821366.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a formal semantic framework for the analysis of honorifics which satisfies two key criteria. First, many languages have honorific forms which reference the current discourse ... More


A Problem about Permission and Possibility

Stephen Yablo

in Epistemic Modality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591596
eISBN:
9780191729027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591596.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the prospects for a unified theory of deontic and (so-called) epistemic modality. A theory of deontic modality needs to solve the puzzles raised by David Lewis in ‘A Puzzle ... More


Reliability in Pragmatics

E. McCready

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702832
eISBN:
9780191772399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702832.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book is an exploration of how knowledge about the reliability of information sources manifests itself in linguistic phenomena and use, focusing on cooperation in language use and how ... More


From generalized quantifiers to dynamic meaning

Chris Barker and Chung-Chieh Shan

in Continuations and Natural Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 3 argues that Montague’s conception of DP meanings as generalized quantifiers is a (limited) form of continuation passing. Likewise, the dynamic semantics conception of sentence meaning as an ... More


Troubles for the Quantifier–Variable-Binding Model

Stephen J Barker

in Renewing Meaning: A Speech-Act Theoretic Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199263660
eISBN:
9780191601354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263663.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

I develop a general argument that the quantifier-variable-binding approaches available within the Frege model are unable to analyse a whole class of donkey pronouns. I call this the double-bind ... More


Updating with reliability

E. McCready

in Reliability in Pragmatics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702832
eISBN:
9780191772399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702832.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter provides a novel analysis of evidentials with an eye toward their pragmatic behavior. It begins with some criteria that a pragmatically adequate analysis must satisfy, and then turns to ... More


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