Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning

Neo-Gricean studies in pragmatics and semantics in honor of Laurence R. Horn

Betty J. Birner | Northern Illinois University
Gregory Ward | Northwestern University
ISBN 9789027230904 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027293053 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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One of the most lively and contentious issues in contemporary linguistic theory concerns the elusive boundary between semantics and pragmatics, and Professor Laurence R. Horn of Yale University has been at the center of that debate ever since his groundbreaking 1972 UCLA dissertation. This volume in honor of Horn brings together the best of current work at the semantics/pragmatics boundary from a neo-Gricean perspective. Featuring the contributions of 22 leading researchers, it includes papers on implicature (Kent Bach), inference (Betty Birner), presupposition (Barbara Abbott), lexical semantics (Georgia Green, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Steve Kleinedler & Randall Eggert), negation (Pauline Jacobson, Frederick Newmeyer, Scott Schwenter), polarity (Donka Farkas, Anastasia Giannakidou, Michael Israel), implicit variables (Greg Carlson & Gianluca Storto), definiteness (Barbara Partee), reference (Ellen Prince, Andrew Kehler & Gregory Ward), and logic (Jerrold Sadock, Francis Jeffry Pelletier & Andrew Hartline). These original papers represent not only a fitting homage to Larry Horn, but also an important contribution to semantic and pragmatic theory.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 80] 2006.  xii, 350 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The very high quality of the papers in this volume and its wide coverage give a representative sample of current research in the fields of pragmatics and semantics, and will be of interest for researchers of different persuasions. Its qualities mirror the open-mindedness,creativity, and intellectual curiosity of the exceptional scholar it is dedicated to.”
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Birner, Betty J.
2006. Semantic and pragmatic contributions to information status. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia 38:1  pp. 14 ff. DOI logo
Horn, Laurence R.
2018. Words in Edgewise. Annual Review of Linguistics 4:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Loock, Rudy
2022. Extending further and refining Prince’s taxonomy of given/new information. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)  pp. 69 ff. DOI logo
Negro Alousque, Isabel
2019. A Case for Construction Grammar: Wh-XVPY Constructions. English Studies 100:2  pp. 206 ff. DOI logo
Newmeyer, Frederick J.
2019. The Sign Theory of Language and the form-meaning interface / La Théorie du langage basée sur le signe et l’interface forme-sens. Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique 64:02  pp. 171 ff. DOI logo
Potts, Christopher
2007. Into the Conventional‐Implicature Dimension. Philosophy Compass 2:4  pp. 665 ff. DOI logo
Potts, Christopher
2015. Presupposition and Implicature. In The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory,  pp. 168 ff. DOI logo

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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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