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Title: Bridging Inferences
Subtitle: Constraining and Resolving Underspecification in Discourse Interpretation
Written By: Matthias Irmer
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?isbn=9783110261950&sel=pi
Series Title: De Gruyter Language, Context and Cognition 11
Description:

This book presents work on bridging inferences in discourse interpretation. It
develops a formalization that permits integrating indirect anaphora in the
construction of a structured discourse representation. From a broader
perspective, it provides a suitable dynamic-logic framework which can
account for underspecifications in cohesion and coherence of discourses by
either inferentially resolving or contextually constraining them. Special
attention is given to the resolution of bridging anaphora by means of
integrating encyclopedic knowledge encoded in FrameNet into a formal theory
of discourse structure as provided by Segmented Discourse Representation
Theory. A second focus lies on the discourse effects of Clitic Left Dislocation
in Spanish. In addition, the book provides a synopsis of the problems,
methods, approaches, and desiderata of research on text, context, and
discourse interpretation from formal, computational, cognitive, and
psychological points of view. Central topics include pragmatic inferences and
defeasible reasoning, the Common Ground, cohesion and anaphora
resolution, coherence and discourse structure, and discourse interpretation.
The volume may thus also serve as a reference book on text meaning and
context.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9783110262018
Pages: 408
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Pages: 408
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