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

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
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Exploring the growing field of experimental semantics and pragmatics, this volume offers an up-to-date account of research in the field spanning thirty-one 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. In the past twenty 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.
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  • 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-Franðcois Bonnefon
  • Word senses / Hugh Rabagliati, Mahesh Srinivasan
  • Pronouns / Hannah Rohde
  • Plurality / Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli
  • Theory of Mind / Paula Rubio-Fernâandez
  • 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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Experimental semantics and pragmatics
  • 0-19-250955-1
  • 9780192509550 (ebk)
  • 0-19-250954-3
  • 0-19-183405-X
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