Bibliography: Relevance and the Question Under Discussion
Section: The Language Game in Language Acquisition and Processing
The Language Game
Benz, Anton & Robert van Rooij (2007) Optimal Assertions and what they implicate, A uniform game theoretic approach. Topoi 26:63-78.
Carlson, Lauri (1983) Dialogue Games: An Approach to Discourse Analysis. Reidel, Dordrecht.
Franke, Michael, Tikitu de Jager & Robert van Rooij (2009) Relevance in Cooperation and Conflict. Journal of Logic and Computation.
Hintikka, Jaakko (1973) Logic, Language-Games, and Information. Clarendon Press, Oxford.
Hintikka, Jaakko (1981) On the logic of an interrogative model of scientific inquiry. Synthese 47:69-83.
Hintikka, Jaakko & Esa Saarinen (1979) Information-seeking dialogues: Some of their logical properties. Studia Logica 32:355-363.
Lewis, David (1979) Scorekeeping in a language game. In R. Baüerle, U. Egli, and A. von Stechow (eds.) Semantics from a Different Point of View. Springer, Berlin.
van Rooij, Robert (2003) Quality and quantity of information exchange. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 12:423-451.
van Rooij, Robert (2006) Game Theoretic and Optimality Theoretic Approaches to Implicatures and Optimality. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (updated in 2011)
van Rooij, Robert (2008) Explaining quantity implicatures. accepted subject to revision, Journal of Logic, Language, and Information.
van Rooij, Robert (2008) Game Theory and Quantity Implicatures. Journal of Economic Methodology 15:261-274.
Language Acquisition and Processing:
Here I present only work which specifically addresses the role of the question under discussion in processing and acquisition. See Roberts (2011) for discussion of the relevance of a much broader range of literature in psychology and psycholinguistics, including the significance of eye-tracking as a methodology.
Amaral, Patricia, Cummins, Chris, & Katsos, Napoleon (2011) Experimental Evidence on the Distinction Between Foregrounded and Backgrounded Meaning. Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2011 Workshop on Projective Meaning, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Frazier, Lyn & Charles Clifton, Jr. (in progress) Identifying what’s under discussion: Introducing and narrowing alternatives during discourse processing. Ms. UMass/Amherst.
Gualmini, Andrea, Sarah Hulsey, Valentine Hacquard & Danny Fox (2008) The Question-Answer Requirement for scope assignment. Natural Language Semantics 16:205-237.
Gualmini, Andrea, & Bernhard Schwarz (2009) Solving learnability problems in the acquisition of semantics. Journal of Semantics 26:185-215.
Smith, E. Allyn & Hall, Kathleen (2011) Projection Diversity: Experimental Evidence. Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2011 Workshop on Projective Meaning, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Hulsey, Sarah, Valentine Hacquard, Danny Fox & Andrea Gualmini (2004) The Question-Answer requirement and scope assignment. In A. Csirmaz & A. Gualmini & A. Nevins (eds.) Plato’s problem: problems in language acquisition (pp.71-90), MITWPL, Cambridge, MA.
Kehler, Andrew (2009) Ellipsis and anaphora in a QUD model of discourse. Talk presented at the University of Michigan Workshop in Philosophy and Linguistics.
Onea, Edgar & David Beaver (2010) Hungarian focus is not exhausted. In S. Ito & E. Cormany (eds.) Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XIX, 2009. Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications.
Onea, Edgar & Jingyang Xue (2011) Correlation between projective meaning and at-issueness: An empirical study. Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2011 Workshop on Projective Meaning, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Roberts, Craige (2011b) Solving for interpretation. Talk at the Workshop on Meaning and Understanding at the Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo.
Tian, Ye, Richard Breheny & Heather J. Ferguson (2010) Why we simulate negated information: A dynamic pragmatic account. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 63:2305-2312.
Zondervan, Arjen (2008) Experiments on QUD and focus as a contextual constraint on scalar implicature calculation. In U. Sauerland & K. Yatsushiro (eds.) From Experiment to Theory, Proceedings of Experimental Pragmatics 2007. Palgrave Macmillan.
Zondervan, Arjen, Luisa Meroni & Andrea Gualmini (2008) Experiments on the role of the question under discussion for ambiguity resolution and implicature computation in adults. Proceedings of SALT 18.
Xue, Jingyang & Edgar Onea (2011) Correlation between presupposition projection and at-issueness: An empirical study. Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2011 Workshop on Projective Meaning, Ljubljana, Slovenia.