Lecture: Yasutada Sudo

When and Where

Monday, December 02, 2019 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Room OI 8280
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6


Yasutada Sudo, University College London


Implicatures with Discourse Referents

Theories of discourse anaphora represent discourse referents separately from propositional content (Karttunen 1976, Heim 1982, Kamp 1983, etc.). It is then natural to expect information about discourse referents to be relevant for pragmatic inferences, but most current theories of pragmatics seem to ignore it. In this talk I will look at some cases of implicatures where information about discourse referents gives rise to non-trivial effects, and discuss possible ways in which pragmatic reasoning refers to discourse referents.

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252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6