Presupposition and Implicature in Compositional Semantics

Palgrave-Macmillan (2007)
All humans can interpret sentences of their native language quickly and without effort. Working from the perspective of generative grammar, the contributors investigate three mental mechanisms, widely assumed to underlie this ability: compositional semantics, implicature computation and presupposition computation. This volume brings together experts from semantics and pragmatics to bring forward the study of interconnections between these three mechanisms. The contributions develop new insights into important empirical phenomena; for example, approximation, free choice, accommodation, and exhaustivity effects
Keywords Semantics  Presupposition (Logic  Implication (Logic  Pragmatics
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $71.75 used (45% off)   $102.77 new (21% off)   $111.06 direct from Amazon (15% off)    Amazon page
Call number P325.P655 2007
ISBN(s) 0230005330   9780230005334
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 35,941
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
Chapters BETA

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total downloads
2 ( #949,336 of 2,293,861 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature