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Drawing the boundaries of meaning [electronic resource] : neo-Gricean studies in pragmatics and semantics in honor of Laurence R. Horn / edited by Betty J. Birner, Gregory Ward.

Contributor(s): Horn, Laurence R | Birner, Betty J | Ward, Gregory L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in language companion series: v. 80.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 2006Description: 1 online resource (xi, 350 p.).ISBN: 9027230900 (alk. paper); 9789027230904 (alk. paper); 9789027293053 (electronic bk.); 9027293058 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Pragmatics | Semantics | Electronic books | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- SociolinguisticsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Drawing the boundaries of meaning.DDC classification: 306.44 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Laurence R. Horn; Introduction; Where have some of the presuppositions gone?; The top 10 misconceptions about implicature; Inferential relations and noncanonical word order; Sherlock Holmes Was In No Danger; Free choice in Romanian; Polarity, questions, and the scalar properties of even; Discourse particles and the symbiosis of natural language processing and basic research; Saying less and meaning less; I can't seem to fi gure this out; Referring expressions and conversational implicature.
Summary: One of the most lively and contentious issues in contemporary linguistic theory concerns the elusive boundary between semantics and pragmatics, and Professor Laurence R. Horn of Yale University has been at the center of that debate ever since his groundbreaking 1972 UCLA dissertation. This volume in honor of Horn brings together the best of current work at the semantics/pragmatics boundary from a neo-Gricean perspective. Featuring the contributions of 22 leading researchers, it includes papers on implicature (Kent Bach), inference (Betty Birner), presupposition (Barbara Abbott), lexical semant.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Laurence R. Horn; Introduction; Where have some of the presuppositions gone?; The top 10 misconceptions about implicature; Inferential relations and noncanonical word order; Sherlock Holmes Was In No Danger; Free choice in Romanian; Polarity, questions, and the scalar properties of even; Discourse particles and the symbiosis of natural language processing and basic research; Saying less and meaning less; I can't seem to fi gure this out; Referring expressions and conversational implicature.

One of the most lively and contentious issues in contemporary linguistic theory concerns the elusive boundary between semantics and pragmatics, and Professor Laurence R. Horn of Yale University has been at the center of that debate ever since his groundbreaking 1972 UCLA dissertation. This volume in honor of Horn brings together the best of current work at the semantics/pragmatics boundary from a neo-Gricean perspective. Featuring the contributions of 22 leading researchers, it includes papers on implicature (Kent Bach), inference (Betty Birner), presupposition (Barbara Abbott), lexical semant.

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