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  1. Richard Breheny, Napoleon Katsos & John Williams (2006). Are Generalised Scalar Implicatures Generated by Default? An on-Line Investigation Into the Role of Context in Generating Pragmatic Inferences. Cognition 100 (3):434-463.
  2. Richard Breheny (2006). Communication and Folk Psychology. Mind and Language 21 (1):74-107.
    Prominent accounts of language use (those of Grice, Lewis, Stalnaker, Sperber and Wilson among others) have viewed basic communicative acts as essentially involving the attitudes of the participating agents. Developmental data poses a dilemma for these accounts, since it suggests children below age four are competent communicators but would lack the ability to conceptualise communication if philosophers and linguists are right about what communication is. This paper argues that this dilemma is quite serious and that these prominent accounts would be (...)
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    Heather J. Ferguson & Richard Breheny (2011). Eye Movements Reveal the Time-Course of Anticipating Behaviour Based on Complex, Conflicting Desires. Cognition 119 (2):179-196.
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    R. Breheny (2007). A New Look at the Semantics and Pragmatics of Numerically Quantified Noun Phrases. Journal of Semantics 25 (2):93-139.
    This paper presents some arguments against a unilateral account of numerically quantified noun phrases (NQNPs) and for a bilateral account of such expressions. It is proposed that where NQNP give rise to at least readings, this is the result of one of the two forms of pragmatic reasoning. To that end, the paper develops an independently motivated account of specificity and existential closure involving diagonalization.
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    Richard Breheny, Heather J. Ferguson & Napoleon Katsos (2013). Taking the Epistemic Step: Toward a Model of on-Line Access to Conversational Implicatures. Cognition 126 (3):423-440.
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  6. Richard Breheny (2004). Indefinites and Anaphoric Dependence: A Case for Dynamic Semantics or Pragmatics? In Marga Reimer & Anne Bezuidenhout (eds.), Descriptions and Beyond. Clarendon Press.
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    Richard Breheny (2002). The Current State of (Radical) Pragmatics in the Cognitive Sciences. Mind and Language 17 (1&2):169–187.
    This paper considers some issues for traditional and radical views of the semantic content of utterances. It suggests that, as the radical view denies that linguistic meaning solely determines explicit content, it is required to come up with an alternative account of content. We focus on cognitively oriented radical theories and argue that none of the current alternatives for delimiting content is adequate. An alternative radical account of content is sketched. We also consider Stanley's (2000) binding argument in support of (...)
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  8. Richard Breheny (2003). On the Dynamic Turn in the Study of Meaning and Interpretation. In Jaroslav Peregrin (ed.), Meaning: The Dynamic Turn. Elsevier Science.
  9. R. Breheny, M. Carreiras, J. Cole-Virtue, M. Coltheart, M. Curtis, J. M. Darley, M. A. Defeyter, J. M. Doris, A. Fernald & W. T. Fitch (2006). Acuna-Farina, C., 217 Betancort, M., 217 Bharucha, JJ, 131 Bigand, E., 100. Cognition 100:543.
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  10. Richard Breheny (2006). Anaphoric Reference and Context Sets. In Manuel Garcia-Carpintero & Josep Macià (eds.), Two-Dimensional Semantics. Clarendon Press.
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