Presupposition and Implicature in Compositional Semantics (Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition)

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9781349282067: Presupposition and Implicature in Compositional Semantics (Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition)

All humans can interpret sentences of their native language quickly and without effort. Working from the perspective of generative grammar, the contributors to this volume investigate three mental mechanisms, widely assumed to underlie this ability: compositional semantics, implicature computation and presupposition computation.

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SIGRID BECK Professor of Linguistics, University of Tübingen, Germany REGINE ECKARDT Professor of English, Göttingen University, Germany DANNY FOX Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA GERHARD JÄGER Professor of Linguistics, University of Bielefeld, Germany MANFRED KRIFKA Professor of General Linguistics, Humboldt University, Berlin, and Director of ZAS (Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin), Germany ORIN PERCUS Faculty of the University of Nantes, France PHILIPPE SCHLENKER Professor at UCLA's Department of Linguistics, USA and is affiliated with Institut Jean-Nicod (CNRS) in Paris, France BENJAMIN SPECTOR Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.

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