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Discourse and Grammar by Günther Grewendorf

By Günther Grewendorf

Bringing jointly papers from numerous subfields of theoretical linguistics, this quantity supplies a consultant glimpse of present examine of shape and serve as in grammar. Its overarching subject is the relation among the main clause kinds and their canonical or idiosyncratic roles in discourse. although not one of the papers addresses the subject in its complete breadth, all of them make their particular contributions to it, scrutinizing the pertinent facets of the grammatical interfaces and elaborating special case experiences.

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Conclusions My approach to S-implicatures, which links them to D-implicatures, is quite diferent from the view that implicature reasoning is triggered by default (the position of Chierchia); my approach predicts that certain out of the blue inference tasks for embedded implicatures should be quite difficult, whereas the default approach can only do so on general grounds of sentence complexity. But then the default approach can’t explain why in only certain discourse contexts embedded implicatures are inferred, why when they are inferred, they are often not cancellable.

Wilson and Sperber 1988; Han 1998; Portner 2004; Schwager 2005b). Consider an invitation imperative, like (9c), issued because it will help the addressee achieve her desires, and without invocation of speaker’s authority. In such a case, the addressee is free to refuse the imperative, and thus it will only lead to a requirement if the addressee wants it to be a requirement. This is a lot like permission, even more so if the context is one in which it is assumed that the speaker has the authority to prevent the act in question.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Asher, Nicholas and Michael Morreau 1991 Commonsense Entailment: A Modal Theory of Nonmonotonic Reasoning. On: Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann. Asher, Nicholas and Sylvain Pogodalla 2010 SDRT and Continuation Semantics. LENLS 2010, Tokyo, Japan. Block, Eliza 2009 Gricean Implicature. Paper presented at the Michigan Pragmatics Workshop. Chemla, Emmanuel 2009 Universal Implicatures and Free Choice Effects: Experimental Data.

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