What Is A Context?
Linguistic Approaches and ChallengeseBook - 2012
Recent work on numerically-quantified expressions has aimed to identify which components of their meaning are semantic and which are pragmatic. Pragmatically-oriented accounts assign a crucial role to contextual factors, such as the level of information requested in the preceding discourse and the availability of certain expressions to the speaker at the time of utterance. However, these models are typically imprecise as to which factors are relevant and how they interact. We discuss a recent proposal that treats numerical quantifier usage as a problem of multiple constraint satisfaction, and.
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (261 pages)