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    Why Will is Not a Modal.Mikhail Kissine - 2008 - Natural Language Semantics 16 (2):129-155.
    In opposition to a common assumption, this paper defends the idea that the auxiliary verb will has no other semantic contribution in contemporary English than a temporal shift towards the future with respect to the utterance time. Strong reasons for rejecting the idea that will quantifies over possible worlds are presented. Given the adoption of Lewis’s and Kratzer’s views on modality, the alleged ‘modal’ uses of will are accounted for by a pragmatic mechanism which restricts the domain of the covert (...)
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    Pragmatics as Metacognitive Control.Mikhail Kissine - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
  3. From Contexts to Circumstances of Evaluation: Is the Trade-Off Always Innocuous?Mikhail Kissine - 2012 - Synthese 184 (2):199-216.
    Both context relativists and circumstance-of-evaluation relativists agree that the traditional semantic interpretation of some sentence-types fails to deliver the adequate truth-conditions for the corresponding tokens. But while the context relativists argue that the truth-conditions of each token depend on its context of utterance—each token being thus associated with a distinct intension—circumstance-of-evaluation relativists preserve a unique intension for all the tokens by placing circumstances of evaluations under the influence of a certain ‘point of view’. The main difference between the two approaches (...)
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    From Predictions to Promises: How to Derive Deontic Commitment.Mikhail Kissine - 2008 - Pragmatics and Cognition 16 (3):471-491.
    This paper attempts to identify general, cross-cultural cognitive factors that trigger the default commissive interpretation of assertions about one's future action. It is argued that the solution cannot be found at the level of the semantics of the English will, or any other future tense marker, but should be sought in the structure of rational intentions, as combined with the pragmatics of felicitous predictions and with parameters linked to the evolutionary advantage of cooperative behaviour. Some supporting evidence from language development (...)
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    Pragmatics, Cognitive Flexibility and Autism Spectrum Disorders.Mikhail Kissine - 2012 - Mind and Language 27 (1):1-28.
    Pragmatic deficits of persons with autism spectrum disorders [ASDs] are often traced back to a dysfunction in Theory of Mind. However, the exact nature of the link between pragmatics and mindreading in autism is unclear. Pragmatic deficits in ASDs are not homogenous: in particular, while inter-subjective dimensions are affected, some other pragmatic capacities seem to be relatively preserved. Moreover, failure on classical false-belief tasks stems from executive problems that go beyond belief attribution; false-belief tasks require taking an alternative perspective on (...)
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    Reasoning with ‘Some’.Bob van Tiel, Ira Noveck & Mikhail Kissine - forthcoming - Journal of Semantics.
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  7. The Fallacy of Semantic Minimalism.Mikhail Kissine - 2007 - Facta Philosophica 9 (1):23-35.
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    From Predictions to Promises: How to Derive Deontic Commitment.Mikhail Kissine - 2008 - Pragmatics and Cognition 16 (3):471-491.
    This paper attempts to identify general, cross-cultural cognitive factors that trigger the default commissive interpretation of assertions about one's future action. It is argued that the solution cannot be found at the level of the semantics of the English will, or any other future tense marker, but should be sought in the structure of rational intentions, as combined with the pragmatics of felicitous predictions and with parameters linked to the evolutionary advantage of cooperative behaviour. Some supporting evidence from language development (...)
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    Direction of Fit.Mikhail Kissine - 2007 - Logique Et Analyse 198 (57):113-128.
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    Introduction.Philippe De Brabanter & Mikhail Kissine - 2012 - Synthese 184 (2):115-120.
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  11. Cognitive and Empirical Pragmatics : Issues and Perspectives.Gregory Bochner, Philippe De Brabanter, Mikhail Kissine & Daniela Rossi (eds.) - 2011 - Belgian Journal of Linguistics 25.
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  12. Introduction.Gregory Bochner, Philippe De Brabanter, Mikhail Kissine & Daniela Rossi - 2011 - In Gregory Bochner, Philippe De Brabanter, Mikhail Kissine & Daniela Rossi (eds.), Cognitive and Empirical Pragmatics : Issues and Perspectives. Belgian Journal of Linguistics 25.
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  13. Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models.Philippe de Brabanter & Mikhail Kissine (eds.) - 2009 - Emmerald Publishers.
    This book, "Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models", is a collection of papers that stems from the conference of the same name held at the Free University of Brussels in June 2006. Our main objective is to reconcile armchair theorising about the semantics-pragmatics interface with hypotheses about cognitive architecture. For that reason, the papers in the collection place some of the hottest questions in contemporary philosophy of language within the scope of a psychologically plausible theory of human communication. The collection is (...)
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    Discourse Evocation: Its Cognitive Foundations and its Role in Speech and Texts.Marc Dominicy, Philippe Brabanter & Mikhail Kissine - 2009 - In Philippe de Brabanter & Mikhail Kissine (eds.), Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models. Emmerald Publishers. pp. 179--210.
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  15. From Utterances to Speech Acts.Mikhail Kissine - 2013 - Cambridge University Press.
    Most of the time our utterances are automatically interpreted as speech acts: as assertions, conjectures and testimonies; as orders, requests and pleas; as threats, offers and promises. Surprisingly, the cognitive correlates of this essential component of human communication have received little attention. This book fills the gap by providing a model of the psychological processes involved in interpreting and understanding speech acts. The theory is framed in naturalistic terms and is supported by data on language development and on autism spectrum (...)
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    In Defence of Direct Perception Through Language.Mikhail Kissine - 2009 - In Jesus M. Larrazabal & Larraitz Zubeldia (eds.), Meaning, Content and Argument. University of the Basque Country Press. pp. 365--381.
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    J. Brown & H. Cappelen (Eds.) Assertion: New Philosophical Essays.Mikhail Kissine - forthcoming - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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    Misleading Appearances: Searle on Assertion and Meaning. [REVIEW]Mikhail Kissine - 2011 - Erkenntnis 74 (1):115-129.
    John Searle’s philosophy of language contains a notorious tension between a literalist view on the relationship between sentences and their meanings, and what—at the first glance—appears to be a virulent defence of contextualism. Appearances notwithstanding, Searle’s views on background and meaning are closer to literalism than to contextualism. Searle defines assertion in terms of the commitment to the truth of the propositional content. In absence of an independent criterion to delimit the asserted content, such a definition overgenerates—hence Searle’s commitment to (...)
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  19. Oxford Studies of Time in Language and Thought.Mikhail Kissine, Philippe de Brabanter & Saghie Sharifzadeh (eds.) - 2014
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    Pragmatics and Social Motivation in Autism.Mikhail Kissine - 2019 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 42.
    Pragmatic deficits constitute a central feature of autism, which is highly relevant to Jaswal & Akhtar's criticisms of the social motivation theory of autism. Recent research reveals that while certain context-based interpretations are accessible, more complex pragmatic phenomena remain challenging for people on the spectrum. Such a selective pragmatic impairment is difficult to account for in motivational terms.
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