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Motivating competitions

John W. Du Bois.

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics; Psycholinguistics. 8929 words.

This chapter is about motivations, competitions, and resolutions: about the motivations that shape the organization of grammar, the competitions that arise between these motivations, and...

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Experimental Evidence for the Truth Conditional Contribution and Shifting Information Status of Appositives

Kristen Syrett and Todor Koev.

in Journal of Semantics

August 2015; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Semantics. 19165 words.

Appositive constructions (My friend Sophie, (who is) a classical violinist, performed a piece by Mozart) have stood at the center of debates concerning the range of possible meanings, and...

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Conversational Implicature

Nicholas Allott.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics; Semantics. 11459 words.

Conversational implicatures (i) are implied by the speaker in making an utterance; (ii) are part of the content of the utterance, but (iii) do not contribute to direct (or explicit)...

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