Perspectives on Dialogue in the New Millennium

Perspectives on Dialogue in the New Millennium

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The formal treatment of the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue became possible through a series of breakthroughs in foundational methodology. There is broad consensus on a couple of issues, like the fact that some variety of dynamic theory is necessary to capture certain characteristics of dialogue. Other matters still are disputed. This volume contains papers both of foundational and applied orientation. It is the result of one of a series of specialized Workshops on Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue that took place in 2001. One can therefore truly say that it mirrors both the state of the art at the end of the past millennium and research strategies that are pursued at the beginning of the new millennium. The collected papers cover the range from philosophy of language to computer science, from the analysis of presupposition to investigations into corpora, and touches upon topics like the role of speech acts in dialogue or language specific phenomena. This broad coverage will make the volume valuable for students of dialogue from all fields of expertise.show more

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  • Hardback | 407 pages
  • 154 x 225 x 32mm | 650g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 158811404X
  • 9781588114044

Table of contents

1. Perspectives on dialogue in the New Millennium (by Kuhnlein, Peter); 2. Imperatives in dialogue (by Lascarides, Alex); 3. Integrating conversational move types in the grammar of conversation (by Ginzburg, Jonathan); 4. An HPSG-based representation model for illocutionary acts in crisis talk (by Sassen, Claudia); 5. Denial and presupposition (by Sandt, Rob van der); 6. Between binding and accommodation (by Spenader, Jennifer K.); 7. Theories of presuppositions and presuppositional clitics (by Capone, Alessandro); 8. Semantic meaning and four types of speech act (by Oishi, Etsuko); 9. Generalised and particularised implicatures of linguistic politeness (by Terkourafi, Marina); 10. Models of intentions in language (by Mann, William C.); 11. Context-dependent interpretation and implicit dialogue acts (by Kreutel, Jorn); 12. Notes on analysing context (by Fischer, Kerstin); 13. A basic system for multimodal robot instruction (by Knoll, Alois); 14. An information state approach in a multi-modal dialogue system for human-robot conversation (by Lemon, Oliver); 15. Dialogue understanding in dynamic domains (by Ludwig, Bernd); 16. An information state update approach to collaborative negotiation (by Cooper, Robin); 17. Resolving Underspecification using Discourse Information (by Schlangen, David); 18. On coordinating interpretations - optimality and rational interaction (by Benz, Anton); 19. Modal particles and the common ground: Meaning and functions of German ja, doch, eben/halt and auch (by Karagjosova, Elena); 20. (Non-)Temporal concepts conveyed by before, after, and then in dialogue (by Tenbrink, Thora); 21. Name index; 22. Subject indexshow more