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Computational Pragmatics

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ISBN-10: 3844321446

ISBN-13: 9783844321449

Edition: N/A

Authors: Luciana Benotti

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In conversation, an important part of the information conveyed is not explicitly said but implicated. Implicatures are an extremely broad phenomena, which can involve different contextual elements and types of inference. In this book I investigate implicatures that arise from causal dependencies between actions, such as the following. Mary told Bill `The chest is locked. The crown is inside.' Bill replied `Give me the crown.' With his utterance, Bill implicated that Mary had to open the chest. Conversation provides an intrinsic mechanism for carrying out negotiations of meaning, namely clarifications. Mary could coherently continue the conversation with the clarification request `How can I…    
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List price: $97.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English