Graduate studies at Western
Linguistics and Philosophy 27 (4):493 - 527 (2004)
|Abstract||In this paper I will discuss why (un) marked expressions typically get an (un)marked interpretation: Horn's division of pragmatic labor. It is argued that it is a conventional fact that we use language this way. This convention will be explained in terms of the equilibria of signalling games introduced by Lewis (1969), but now in an evolutionary setting. I will also relate this signalling game analysis with Parikh's (1991, 2000, 2001) game-theoretical analysis of successful communication, which in turn is compared with Blutner's: 2000) bi-directional optimality theory.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Robert van Rooy (2004). Signalling Games Select Horn Strategies. Linguistics and Philosophy 27 (4):493-527.
Robert Van Rooy (2004). Evolution of Conventional Meaning and Conversational Principles. Synthese 139 (2):331-366.
Robert Van Rooy (2004). Evolution of Conventional Meaning and Conversational Principles. Synthese 139 (2):331 - 366.
Robert Rooij & Tikitu Jager (2012). Explaining Quantity Implicatures. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 21 (4):461-477.
Robert van Rooij (2008). Games and Quantity Implicatures. Journal of Economic Methodology 15 (3):261-274.
Kris de Jaegher (2008). The Evolution of Horn's Rule. Journal of Economic Methodology 15 (3):275-284.
Magnus Enquist, Stefano Ghirlanda & Pete L. Hurd (forthcoming). Discrete Conventional Signalling of a Continuous Variable. .
S. M. Huttegger & K. J. S. Zollman (2013). Methodology in Biological Game Theory. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64 (3):637-658.
Steven T. Kuhn (2004). Reflections on Ethics and Game Theory. Synthese 141 (1):1 - 44.
Ben Fraser (2012). Costly Signalling Theories: Beyond the Handicap Principle. Biology and Philosophy 27 (2):263-278.
Aarne Ranta (1988). Propositions as Games as Types. Synthese 76 (3):377 - 395.
Jeffrey A. Barrett, Numerical Simulations of the Lewis Signaling Game: Learning Strategies, Pooling Equilibria, and the Evolution of Grammar.
J. Berkovitz (1998). Aspects of Quantum Non-Locality I: Superluminal Signalling, Action-at-a-Distance, Non-Separability and Holism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 29 (2):183-222.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads2 ( #246,863 of 741,433 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,802 of 741,433 )
How can I increase my downloads?