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Title Formal approaches to semantics and pragmatics : Japanese and beyond / Eric McCready, Katsuhiko Yabushita, Kei Yoshimoto, editors.
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.

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Series Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy, 0924-4662
Studies in linguistics and philosophy. 0924-4662
Subject Computational linguistics.
Alt Name McCready, Eric (Eric S.),
Yabushita, Katsuhiko,
Yoshimoto, Kei,
Description 1 online resource (viii, 374 pages) : illustrations.
Summary This volume presents an exploration of a wide variety of new formal methods from computer science, biology and economics that have been applied to problems in semantics and pragmatics in recent years. Many of the contributions included focus on data from East Asian languages, particularly Japanese and Korean. The collection reflects on a range of new empirical issues that have arisen, including issues related to preference, evidentiality, and attention. Separated into several sections, the book presents discussions on: information structure, speech acts and decisions, philosophical themes in semantics, and new formal approaches to semantic and pragmatic theory. Its overarching theme is the relation between different kinds of content, from a variety of perspectives. The discussions presented are both theoretically innovative and empirically motivated.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Noncooperative Basis of Implicatures -- 3. Meta-Lambda-Calculus: Syntax and Semantics -- 4. Coordinating and Subordinating Binding Dependencies -- 5. What is a universal? On the explanatory potential of evolutionary game theory in linguistics -- 6. Continuation Hierarchy and Quantifier Scope -- 7. Japanese Reported Speech: Towards an account of perspective shift as mixed quotation -- 8. What is Evidence in Natural Language? -- 9. A Categorial Grammar Account of Information Packaging in Japanese -- 10. A Note on the Projection of Appositives -- 11. Towards Computational Non-Associative Lambek Lambda-Calculi for Formal Pragmatics -- 12. On the functions of the Japanese discourse particle yo in declaratives -- 13. A Question of Priority -- 14. Measurement-Theoretic Foundations of Dynamic Epistemic Preference Logic -- 15. A Modal Scalar-Presuppositional Analysis of Only -- 16. Floating Quantifiers in Japanese as Adverbial Anaphora.
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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 12, 2014).
ISBN 9789401788137 (electronic bk.)
9401788138 (electronic bk.)
940178812X (print)
9789401788120 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-017-8813-7
OCLC # 890461077
Additional Format Printed edition: 9789401788120

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