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A Hybrid Logic Formalization of Information Structure Sensitive Discourse Interpretation

  • Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
  • Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2166)

Abstract

It is commonly agreed nowadays that information structure is a crucial aspect of the linguistic meaning of a sentence and its interpretation in discourse context. Here, we present an information-structure sensitive account of discourse interpretation, formalized as a hybrid modal logic, which can be smoothly related to a dependency grammar. This formalization creates a bridge between the Praguian approach to information structure and contemporary accounts of dynamic discourse interpretation.

Keywords

Linguistic Meaning Hybrid Logic Discourse Context Pitch Accent Discourse Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
    • 1
  • Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová
    • 1
  1. 1.Computational LinguisticsUniversity of the SaarlandSaarbrückenGermany

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