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    Presupposition and Accommodation in Update Semantics.Henk Zeevat - 1992 - Journal of Semantics 9 (4):379-412.
    A reconstruction is presented of van der Sandt's theory of presupposition in the framework of update semantics and extended to belief sentences. The resulting view is confronted with earlier approaches to presupposition (especially Heim's) in update semantics, concentrating on the approach to accommodation. It is shown in some detail that the anaphoric view of presupposition can be maintained for only a subclass of presuppositional triggers and must be given up for another class. The paper shows that the treatment of presuppositional (...)
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    A Compositional Approach to Discourse Representation Theory.Henk Zeevat - 1989 - Linguistics and Philosophy 12 (1):95 - 131.
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    Demonstratives in Discourse.H. Zeevat - 1999 - Journal of Semantics 16 (4):279-313.
    There are two influential theories that deal with the role of the context in determining the meaning of sentences: Kaplan's logic of demonstratives and Kamp's discourse representation theory. How Kaplan would deal with the donkey sentences must remain a matter of speculation, but there is an obvious and reasonable answer to the question of how demonstratives should be handled within discourse representation theory. The latter question is addressed in the first part of this paper. The account proposed here makes demonstratives (...)
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  4. Particles: Presupposition Triggers, Context Markers or Speech Act Markers.Henk Zeevat - 2003 - In R. Blutner & H. Zeevat (eds.), Optimality Theory and Pragmatics. Palgrave-McMillan. pp. 91-111.
    This paper discusses two possible formal approaches to the semantic/pragmatic characterisation of a subclass of the modal particles. It may well be that the approaches can be applied to other particles or that they can be applied to certain intonational patterns (e.g. contrastive stress), to morphemes (past tense, agreement) or to words (pronouns), constructions (some uses of definite descriptions, clefts), but I will not try to to show that here. The first approach is based on the optimality theoretic reconstruction of (...)
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    The Asymmetry of Optimality Theoretic Syntax and Semantics.H. Zeevat - 2000 - Journal of Semantics 17 (3):243-262.
    This paper argues for a combination of semantics and syntax in an optimality theoretic framework that avoids the rat/rad problem and provides simultaneously a certain amount of bidirectionality, in the spirit of Blutner, for an approach to ineffability. It can be succinctly described as taking the program of optimality theoretic syntax as basic, also as a theory of interpretation, and extending it with a bidirectional pragmatic component that is closely related to existing ideas about natural language interpretation. The paper argues (...)
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  6. Optimality Theory and Pragmatics.R. Blutner & H. Zeevat (eds.) - 2003 - Palgrave-McMillan.
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  7. A Reinterpretation of Syntactic Alignment.Henk Zeevat - unknown
    Harmonic Alignment was proposed by Prince and Smolensky (1993) as a mechanism to establish a correspondence between different harmony scales within the overall framework of Optimality Theory (“OT” henceforth). They specifically address the combination of the phonological sonority hierarchy with the hierarchy of syllable positions. In recent work, Judith Aissen has taken up this idea as a mean to formulate insights from the functionally oriented markedness theory in morphology and syntax within OT syntax (cf. Aissen 1999, 2000). Though based on (...)
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    Guest Editors' Introduction.R. van Rooy & H. Zeevat - 2000 - Journal of Semantics 17 (1):1-6.
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    Editorial Introduction.Henk Zeevat & Rob van der Sandt - 1992 - Journal of Semantics 9 (3):179-181.
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  10. Editor's Introduction: Pragmatics in Optimality Theory.Reinhard Blutner & Henk Zeevat - unknown
    Based on the tenets of the so-called ‘radical pragmatics’ school (see, for instance, Cole, 1981), this book takes a particular view with regard to the relationship between content and linguistically encoded meaning. The traditional view embodied in the work of Montague and Kaplan (e.g., Kaplan, 1979; Montague, 1970) sees content being fully determined by linguistic meaning relative to a contextual index. In contrast, the radical view takes it that, although linguistic meaning is clearly important to content, it does not determine (...)
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    Contrastors.H. Zeevat - 2004 - Journal of Semantics 21 (2):95-112.
    The present paper tries to explore one aspect of the theory of Rooth (1992) on focus and contrast: the logical relation between an utterance and the element(s) with which it contrasts. I will call these elements contrastors and the relation that I will try to say some new things about is the logical relation of a contrastor to the utterance it is a contrastor of. In the second half of the paper intonationally marked contrast is compared to a number of (...)
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    Editorial Introduction.Henk Zeevat & Rob van Der Sandt - 1992 - Journal of Semantics 9 (4):287-288.
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  13. Demonstratives on Pictures.Henk Zeevat - unknown
    Kaplan's theory of demonstratives and deicticals can be brie y stated as follows. Expressions of this kind depend for their interpretation on the context of utterance and in a context of utterance they refer directly to whatever they refer to. Direct reference in turn consists in two properties. The rst property is the absence of a Fregean sense. The context does its work once and for all and the reference is not in uenced by a counterfactual circumstance in which something (...)
     
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  14. Meaning in Micro-Communities.Henk Zeevat - unknown
    One way of describing the enterprise of natural language semantics is by analogy with interpreted formal languages, e.g. the language of arithmetic interpreted on the natural numbers. English is then the formal language consisting of the well-formed sentences of English interpreted on the structure we happen to nd around us. The business of the natural language semanticist is to describe the correlation of the formal expressions with that structure. This paper is directed against this particular interpretation 1 of the enterprise (...)
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  15. Contracts in the Common Ground.Henk Zeevat - unknown
    The paper explores the introduction of contracts in the common ground by means of requests, promises and questions. Various modal operators are introduced to achieve the modelling of these new additions to the conversational record. The paper extends the treatment of Zeevat 97 and introduces the beginnings of a theory of action.
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  16. R01: A Van der Sandt and Henk Zebvat.Walter Kasper & Henk Zeevat - 1992 - Journal of Semantics 9 (4):285.
     
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  17. Double Bias.Henk Zeevat - unknown
    The paper introduces a statistical notion of bidirectionality aimed at bridging the gap between synchronic and diachronic linguistic explanations.
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  18. Markedness and Economy on Signs.Henk Zeevat - unknown
    A simple mathematical notion of a sign is a partial function f defined on semantic representations and mapping its parts to a set of morphs in a syntactic representation together with the domain and target representation. S =.
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  19. The Asymmetry of Optimality Theoretic Syntax And.Henk Zeevat - unknown
    also as a theory of interpretation, and extending it with a bidirectional pragmatic component that is closely related to existing ideas about natural language interpretation. The paper argues for the priority of the direction from content to form, develops the..
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