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Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

Experimental Perspectives on Presuppositions

Editors: Schwarz, Florian (Ed.)

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  • First full volume on work in the rapidly emerging sub-field of experimental work on presuppositions
  • State-of-the-Art snapshot of latest work on presuppositions, and a point of reference for further developments in this area of research
  • Reports work that takes the recent shift towards experimental methods in pragmatics to a new set of issues
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This volume brings together some of the most recent developments in the field of experimental pragmatics, specifically empirical approaches to theoretical issues in presupposition theory. It includes studies of the online processing of presupposed content; investigations of the interpretive properties of presuppositions in various linguistic contexts; comparative perspectives relative to other aspects of meaning, such as asserted content and implicatures; cross-linguistic comparisons of presupposition triggers; and perspectives from language acquisition. Taken together, these novel contributions provide a snapshot of state-of-the art developments in this area and will serve as a point of reference for numerous emerging avenues of future work. It makes for an ideal set of readings for advanced university courses on experimental studies of meaning and is a must-read for anyone interested in experimental research on meaning in natural language.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Presuppositions in Context—Theoretical Issues and Experimental Perspectives

    Pages 1-37

    Schwarz, Florian

  • Presupposition Processing and Accommodation: An Experiment on wieder (‘again’) and Consequences for Other Triggers

    Pages 39-65

    Tiemann, Sonja (et al.)

  • Resolving Temporary Referential Ambiguity Using Presupposed Content

    Pages 67-87

    Romoli, Jacopo (et al.)

  • Presuppositions vs. Asserted Content in Online Processing

    Pages 89-108

    Schwarz, Florian

  • Presupposition Satisfaction, Locality and Discourse Constituency

    Pages 109-134

    Kim, Christina S.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experimental Perspectives on Presuppositions
Editors
  • Florian Schwarz
Series Title
Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Series Volume
45
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07980-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07980-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07979-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34797-4
Series ISSN
1873-0043
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 262
Number of Illustrations
58 b/w illustrations
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