The Interplay Between the Speaker’s and the Hearer’s Perspective
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The neutralization of contrasts in form or meaning that is sometimes observed in language production and comprehension is at odds with the classical view that language is a systematic one-to-one pairing of forms and meanings. This special issue is concerned with patterns of forms and meanings in language. The papers in this special issue arose from a series of workshops that were organized to explore variants of bidirectional Optimality Theory and Game Theory as models of the interplay between the speaker’s and the hearer’s perspective.
KeywordsCommunication Speaker–hearer interaction Bidirectional Optimality Theory Game Theory
As guest editors of this special issue we wish to thank the reviewers for their thorough and helpful reviews of the submitted manuscripts and the participants of the workshops for interesting and inspiring discussions. Furthermore, we gratefully acknowledge the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) for financial support.
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