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Title: Causal connectives have presuppositions
Subtitle: Effects on coherence and discourse structure
Written By: Luuk Lagerwerf
Series Title: LOT International Series 10. CLS/Tilburg University dissertation
Description:

This book is a detailed study of the discourse semantic properties of causal connectives and their presuppositions. The interpretation process of connectives like although and because, and their Dutch counterparts, will be followed from the recognition of subtle meaning differences of a connective used in different contexts, an explanation for these differences in terms of presuppositions, an analysis of the way these presuppositions manipulate lexical knowledge to infer causal coherence relations and the effect of these coherence relations on antecedents of propositional anaphors in discourse structure.

Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Causal and contrastive relations
3. Presuppositions for causal connectives
4. Inference and enforcement
5. Causality in discourse structure
6. Conclusion

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Holland Academic Graphics
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Semantics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9055690538
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: viii+254 pp
Prices: NLG 41.20 (excl. P&P)