Presupposition and Implicature in Compositional Semantics

  • Editors
  • Uli Sauerland
  • Penka Stateva

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Uli Sauerland, Penka Stateva
    Pages 1-11
  3. Regine Eckardt
    Pages 34-70
  4. Gerhard Jäger
    Pages 121-162
  5. Manfred Kritka
    Pages 163-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 282-285

About this book


All humans can interpret sentences of their native language quickly and without effort. Working from the perspective of generative grammar, the contributors to this volume investigate three mental mechanisms, widely assumed to underlie this ability: compositional semantics, implicature computation and presupposition computation.


grammar language morphology pragmatics semantic semantics

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