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Inquisitive semantics, Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen

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Inquisitive semantics
Title
Inquisitive semantics
Statement of responsibility
Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen
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Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a new logical framework to capture the meaning of sentences in conversation. The traditional approach equates meaning with truth-conditions: to know the meaning of a sentence is to know under which circumstances it is true. The reason for this is that linguistic and philosophical investigations are usually carried out in a logical framework that was originally designed to characterize valid argumentation. However, argumentation is neither the sole, nor the primary function of language. One task that language more widely and ordinarily fulfils is to enable the exchange of information between conversational participants. In the framework outlined in this volume, inquisitive semantics, information exchange is seen as a process of raising and resolving issues. Inquisitive semantics provides a new formal notion of meaning, which makes it possible to model various concepts that are crucial for the analysis of linguistic information exchange in a more refined and more principled way than has been possible in previous frameworks. Importantly, it also allows an integrated treatment of statements and questions. The first part of the book presents the framework in detail, while the second demonstrates its benefits in the semantic analysis of questions, coordination, modals, conditionals, and intonation. The book will be of interest to researchers and students from advanced undergraduate level upwards in the fields of semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, and logic
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YDX
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Ciardelli, Ivano
Dewey number
401/.43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • P325
  • P325
LC item number
  • .C48 2019
  • .C53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Groenendijk, J. A. G.
  • Roelofsen, Floris
Series statement
  • Oxford surveys in semantics and pragmatics
  • Oxford linguistics
Series volume
6
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  • Semantics
  • Semantics
Label
Inquisitive semantics, Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1028209808
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780198814795
Lccn
2018947803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028209808
Label
Inquisitive semantics, Ivano Ciardelli, Jeroen Groenendijk, and Floris Roelofsen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1028209808
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780198814795
Lccn
2018947803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028209808

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