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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Eng.], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Semantics,
  • Presupposition (Logic)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRuth M. Kempson.
    SeriesCambridge studies in linguistics ;, 15
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP325 .K4 1975
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 235 p. :
    Number of Pages235
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5060790M
    ISBN 100521207339, 0521099382
    LC Control Number74025078


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In this book, first published inDr Kempson argues that previous work on presupposition - whether in philosophy or linguistics - has been mistakenly based on a conflation of two different disciplines: semantics, the study of the meanings assigned to the formal system which constitutes a language, and pragmatics, the study of the use of that system in by: Presupposition and the delimitation of semantics.

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Book Description. In this book, first published inDr Kempson argues that previous work on presupposition has been mistakenly based on a conflation of two different disciplines: semantics, the study of the meanings assigned to the formal system which constitutes a language, and pragmatics, the study of the use of that system in communication.3/5(2).

In this book, first published inDr Kempson argues that previous work on presupposition - whether in philosophy or linguistics - has been mistakenly based on a conflation of two different disciplines: semantics, the study of the meanings assigned to the formal system which constitutes a language, and pragmatics, the study of the use of that system in communication.

The first part of the. Presupposition and the Delimitation of Semantics. Ruth M. Kempson. Studies in Lin- guistics. New York: Cambridge University Press, xi + pp. $ (cloth), $ (paper).

Krystyna Wachowicz University of California, Davis No one seriously interested in the linguistic theory of meaning can avoid the subject of pre- supposition. Presupposition and the delimitation of semantics book Presupposition and the Delimitation of positions and Non-Truth-Conditional Semantics.

[REVIEW] Peter Lamarque - - Philosophical Quarterly 26 () Presupposition and the delimitation of semantics. Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York: Cambridge University Press.

MLA Citation. Kempson, Ruth M. Presupposition and the delimitation of semantics / Ruth M. Kempson Cambridge University Press Cambridge [Eng.]. Presupposition and the Delimitation of positions and Non-Truth-Conditional Semantics. [REVIEW] Peter Lamarque - - Philosophical Quarterly 26 ()Cited by: In the branch of linguistics known as pragmatics, a presupposition (or PSP) is an implicit assumption about the world or background belief relating to an utterance whose truth is taken for granted in es of presuppositions include: Jane no longer writes fiction.

Presupposition. Review of Ruth Kempson, Presupposition and the Delimitation of Semantics, and Deirdre Wilson, Presuppositions and Non-Truth-Conditional Semantics. / Lamarque, Peter Vaudreuil. In: Philosophical quarterly, Vol.

26, Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Presupposition and the delimitation of semantics Item Presupposition and the delimitation of semantics book remove-circle Presupposition and the delimitation of semantics Pages: Abstract.

In her recently published book Presupposition and Delimitation of Semantics Kempson () argues that in the work of linguists such as the Lakoffs, the Kiparskys and Fillmore, problems concerning the semantic and the pragmatic nature of presuppositions have been conflated, and, moreover, that the notion of presupposition has no place in semantics.

This paper examines the roles which presupposition and implicature play with respect to what is asserted by a text and to its context, as a part of the process of text understanding. This process involves constructing and updating the representation.

Some examples — the presupposition triggers are underlined in each example. For the first three categories, the presupposition is also an entailment of the S sentence (though not the negated version of S). For the last two, the presupposition is not entailed by S — these are sometimes called conventional implicatures.

Ruth M. Kempson, Presupposition and the delimitation of semantics. Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Pp. xii+ - Volume 8 Issue - Michael Silverstein. Over the past few decades, presupposition and implicature have risen to a pre‐eminent place in semantics and pragmatics.

They are now among the most trusted and widely explored sources of insight into how language and context interact, the role of social cognition in shaping linguistic behavior, and the nature of linguistic meaning itself.

Abstract. To presuppose something is to take it for granted in a way that contrasts with asserting it. For example, if one assertively utters (1a) It was Sam who broke the typewriter.

one presupposes that the typewriter was broken and asserts that Sam was the one who did it. labelled as presuppositions. In short, for Kempson and Wilson the presupposition bonanza of the last five or six years is over.

The delimitation of semantics means the elimination of presuppositions. Both books represent a reaction to the ever-increasing volume of work, mainly by. Introduction. Presupposition is originated in the field of philosophy and it was proposed by German philosopher Ferge in In the s, presupposition entered the area of linguistics and became a significant concept in semantics.

Review of Ruth Kempson, Presupposition and the Delimitation of Semantics, and Deirdre Wilson, Presuppositions and Non-Truth-Conditional Semantics.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review. On Grice’s circle (further considerations on the semantics/pragmatics debate). RASK: International Journal of Language and Communication 3– Capone, Alessandro.

A central concern of the book is the relation between pragmatics and semantics, and Dr Levinson shows clearly how a pragmatic approach can resolve some of the problems semantics have been confronting and simplifying semantic analyses. presupposition, speech acts, and conversational structure.

A central concern of the book is the relation /5(5). Semantic presupposition Semantic (conventional, lexical) presuppositions are part of the encoded mean-ings of speci c words and constructions, called presupposition triggers.

The concept is often attributed to Frege (/) and Strawson () (who, though, doubted the viability of a precise logical account; Horn ). Presupposition and the Delimitation of Semantics.

Cambridge Studies in Linguist Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Cloth $, paper $ Pp. xii+ The problem of the baldness of the King of France has a long history in philosophy and. The second edition of The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory presents a comprehensive introduction to cutting-edge research in contemporary theoretical and computational semantics.

Features completely new content from the first edition of The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory; Features contributions by leading semanticists, who introduce core areas of.

in this book. It was Martin Atkinson, a fellow research assistant on an Edinburgh University Linguistics Department project, who first ex-plained to me how the study of meaning can be split between semantics and pragmatics. Semantics is concerned with the resources (vocabulary and a system for calculating phrase- clause- and sentence-meanings).

Presupposition and assertion in dynamic semantics. Studies in Logic, Language, and Information. Stanford, CA: CSLI.

E-mail Citation» Part 1 of this book is not only a good introduction to the topic of presupposition but also a comprehensive and technically detailed overview of a number of theoretical frameworks, with a critical examination of. In formulating the semantics-pragmatics distinction, I have made no attempt to characterize the job of semantics.

But as we have seen, there is more for a semantic theory of a language to do than to give a compositional account of the truth conditions of or the proposition expressed by each sentence, as a function of its syntactic structure and.

: Presupposition and Assertion in Dynamic Semantics: A Critical Review of Linguistic Theories of Presupposition and a Dynamic Alternative (Studies in Logic, Language, and Information) (): Beaver, David I.: Books. Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface, Volume: 29 ISBN: This book contains a collection of ten chapters by philosophers and linguists on how semantics and pragmatics relate to one another.

Some discuss the distinction directly; others approach it indirectly by arguing for specific semantic or pragmatic treatments of linguistic phenomena in the twilight zone, such as focus, presupposition, or anaphora.

Presupposition and the Delimitation of Semantics. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, Kripke, Saul Presupposition and Anaphora: Remarks on the Formulation of the Projection Problem.

semantics better than in the Seuren-type formal semantics. In situation semantics (Barwise ), situations (or, s's) are taken to be more basic than facts and other states of affairs (or, soas).

All humans can interpret sentences of their native language quickly and without effort. Working from the perspective of generative grammar, the contributors investigate three mental mechanisms, widely assumed to underlie this ability: compositional semantics, implicature computation and presupposition computation.

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Betty J. Birner is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at Northern Illinois University. She is the author of several books, including The Discourse Function of Inversion in English (), Information Status and Noncanonical Word Order in English (with Gregory Ward, ), and Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo-Gricean Studies in Pragmatics and Semantics in Honor of Reviews: 1.

Semantics (from Ancient Greek: σημαντικός sēmantikós, "significant") is the linguistic and philosophical study of meaning in language, programming languages, formal logic, and is concerned with the relationship between signifiers—like words, phrases, signs, and symbols—and what they stand for in reality, their denotation.

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Pragmatic Presupposition: Shared Beliefs in a Theory of Irrefutable Meaning How Linguistics Matters to Philosophy: Presupposition, Truth, and Meaning Presupposition, Opacity, and Ambiguity.Books in Language and Linguistics: Syntax and Semantics published or distributed by the University of Chicago Press.This chapter defends the view of presupposition as anaphora and the accompanying idea of binding to context, extending it by applying the principles of default interpretations to the cases of ambiguity caused by the existence of two, seemingly equally probable, anaphoric links in .