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The Logic of Conventional Implicatures

Christopher Potts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273829
eISBN:
9780191706653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273829.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book revives the study of conventional implicatures in natural language semantics. The label ‘conventional implicature’ dates back to H. Paul Grice’s early work on the foundations of linguistic ... More


Expression in Synthetic Speech

Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton

in Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250677
eISBN:
9780191719462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250677.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter emphasizes the distinction between intelligible synthetic speech and natural-sounding synthetic speech: expressive and emotive content contribute greatly to naturalness. All natural ... More


Speech Synthesis

Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton

in Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250677
eISBN:
9780191719462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250677.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter discusses modern speech synthesis techniques, including the choice of basic building blocks in traditional and more recent systems. The chapter concludes with discussions on unravelling ... More


Giving Back: Norms, Ethics, and Law in the Service of Philanthropy *

Patricia Illingworth

in Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199739073
eISBN:
9780199855872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter looks at how charitable tax law can be used to increase giving. The chapter focuses (1) on the rule that nonitemizers may not deduct their charitable gifts and (2) on the water's edge ... More


Expression

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Music is not representational; nevertheless, it has expressive content, and one of the perennial puzzles of musical aesthetics is to show what that means and why it is important. Certain intuitions ... More


Honorification as expressive

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/9780198821366.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

One obvious initial question that has to be addressed for any theory of honorification is the type of meaning that honorifics introduce. Examining the options makes it clear that honorification is ... More


Previous approaches to multidimensional meaning

Daniel Gutzmann

in Use-Conditional Meaning: Studies in Multidimensional Semantics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723820
eISBN:
9780191791161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723820.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Potts’s (2005) logic ℒCI provides an influential, multidimensional semantic approach to expressive content. Since multidimensionality is one of the key aspects of hybrid semantics, his formal ... 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


Honorification as social meaning

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/9780198821366.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter concludes the book and discusses some outstanding issues, including the import of the discussion and analysis of the book for the theory of expressive content and for the place of ... More


Hedging beyond truth

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/9780198702832.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter considers hedges that are not truth‐directed. The first case discussed is that of relevance or biscuit conditionals, which are analyzed as hedges over relevance (or other non‐Quality ... More


Pronouns and 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/9780198821366.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses honorific pronouns in Thai and Japanese. It is argued that Thai honorific first and second person pronouns directly refer to discourse registers, which has empoirical ... More


Argument honorifics

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/9780198821366.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses argument honorifics, forms which target a particular argument of the sentence for honorification. It is argued that, semantically, these forms can be analysed by allowing ... More


Role honorifics

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/9780198821366.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers a kind of honorific which doesn't directly reference register: rather, it introduces a predication of a property which is relevant to social status or formality as a result of ... More


The Semantics and Pragmatics of Honorification: Register and Social Meaning

Elin McCready

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198821366
eISBN:
9780191860706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821366.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book provides an approach to the semantics and pragmatics of honorifics and expressions with honorific import, treating them as carrying expressive content which contributes either directly or ... More


Utterance honorifics

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/9780198821366.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter uses the toolkit provided in chapter 3 to analyse utterance honorifics, honorific forms which seem to act at the utterance level, giving an honorific character to the entire speech act ... More


Deriving hedged interpretations

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/9780198702832.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter addresses the question of how hedged interpretations are to be derived, given the lack of any expression with a meaning dedicated to expressing a hedge. It is argued that hedged ... More


Style, Expressivity, and Impressionistic Evaluation

Hannah Miodrag

in Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Comics consists of four graphic threads: narrative breakdown, panel composition, page layout, and style. According to Robert C. Harvey, style is the “most illusive” and hardest to account for among ... More


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