Vol 1, No 1 (2009)

  Structuring information in discourse: the explicit/implicit dimension

The present thematic issue is a collection of articles which elucidates important theoretical aspects relating to the explication of implicit (not linguistically encoded) information in written and spoken discourse. Theoretically it moves from relevance theory, through compositionally based semantic and pragmatic reasoning to novel pragmatic theories of the mechanisms involved in constraining interpretations. The linguistic phenomena analysed include the impact and licensing of implicit arguments, the representation of non-sentential utterances, the interpretation of discourse markers and the impact of sentence focus on text interpretation. The complete volume can be downloaded here: osla-1.1.pdf.

Table of Contents


Introduction PDF
Bergljot Behrens, Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen


On the Functional Independence of Explicatures and Implicatures PDF
Thorstein Fretheim
Cross-Linguistic Evidence and the Licensing of Implicit Arguments PDF
Gergely Pethő, Eva Kardos
A Morpheme-based Model of Nonsentential Utterance Production PDF
Shinji Ido
The Real, the Apparent, and What is eigentlich PDF
Regine Eckardt
Self Intensification and Focus Interpretation PDF
Kjell Johan Sæbø
Adverbial doch the Notion of Contrast PDF
Elena Karagjosova
A Formal Analysis of the French Temporal Connective alors PDF
Myriam Bras, Anne Le Draoulec, Nicolas Asher
Discourse Structure: Swings and Roundabouts PDF
Bonnie Webber, Rashmi Prasad
Optimal Interpretation as an Alternative to Gricean Pragmatics PDF PDF ()
Henk Zeevat


Review of Events and Semantic Architecture by Paul Pietroski Untitled () PDF
Terje Lohndal

ISSN: 18909639