The Oxford handbook of experimental semantics and pragmatics / edited by Chris Cummins and Napoleon Katsos.

First edition.
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
xxi, 661 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.


Summary note
This handbook is the first to explore the growing field of experimental semantics and pragmatics. In the past 20 years, experimental data has become a major source of evidence for building theories of language meaning and use, encompassing a wide range of topics and methods. Following an introduction from the editors, the chapters in this volume offer an up-to-date account of research in the field spanning 31 different topics, including scalar implicatures, presuppositions, counterfactuals, quantification, metaphor, prosody, and politeness, as well as exploring how and why a particular experimental method is suitable for addressing a given theoretical debate. The volume's forward-looking approach also seeks to actively identify questions and methods that could0be fruitfully combined in future experimental research.0Written in a clear and accessible style, this handbook will appeal to students and scholars from advanced undergraduate level upwards in a range of fields, including semantics and pragmatics, philosophy of language, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, cognitive science, and neuroscience.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-655) and index.
  • Language comprehension, inference, and alternatives / Dimitrios Skordos, David Barner
  • Event (De)composition / Sherry Yong Chen, E. Matthew Husband
  • Focus / Christina S. Kim
  • Genericity / Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga
  • Distributivity / Kristen Syrett
  • Modified numerals / Rick Nouwen, Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Yaron McNabb
  • Ironic utterances / Nicola Spotorno, Ira Noveck
  • Exhaustivity in it-clefts / Edgar Onea
  • Spatial terms / Myrto Grigoroglou, Anna Papafragou
  • Metaphor / Nausicaa Pouscoulous, Giulio Dulcinati
  • Verbal uncertainty / Marie Juanchich, Miroslav Sirota, Jean-François Bonnefon
  • Word senses / Hugh Rabagliati, Mahesh Srinivasan
  • Pronouns / Hannah Rohde
  • Plurality / Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli
  • Theory of Mind / Paula Rubio-Fernández
  • Vagueness / Sam Alxatib, Uli Sauerland
  • Metonymy / Petra B. Schumacher
  • Presuppositions, projection, and accommodation / Florian Schwarz
  • Adjective meaning and scales / Stephanie Solt
  • Negation / Ye Tian, Richard Breheny
  • Quantification / Adrian Brasoveanu, Jakub Dotlačil
  • Prosody and meaning / Judith Tonhauser
  • Negative polarity items / Ming Xiang
  • Politeness / Thomas M. Holtgraves
  • Introduction / Chris Cummins, Napolean Katsos
  • Antecedent-contained deletion / Kristen Syrett
  • Scalar implicatures / Richard Breheny
  • Quantifier spreading / Patricia J. Brooks, Olga Parshina
  • Reference and informativeness / Catherine Davies, Jennifer E. Arnold
  • Turn-taking / Jan P. de Ruiter
  • Constraint-based pragmatic processing / Judith Degen, Michael K. Tanenhaus
  • Counterfactuals / Heather Ferguson.
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Handbook of experimental semantics and pragmatics
  • 9780198791768 ((hardback))
  • 0198791763
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