Journal of Logic, Language and Information

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 1–5

The Interplay Between the Speaker’s and the Hearer’s Perspective

  • Petra Hendriks
  • Helen de Hoop
  • Henriëtte de Swart
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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.


Communication Speaker–hearer interaction Bidirectional Optimality Theory Game Theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petra Hendriks
    • 1
  • Helen de Hoop
    • 2
  • Henriëtte de Swart
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Groningen, Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG)GroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Radboud University Nijmegen, Centre for Language Studies (CLS)NijmegenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS)UtrechtThe Netherlands

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