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Bibliography: Relevance and the Question Under Discussion

Section: Mood and Speech Acts

See also the references in Section: Lexical Meaning .


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Perrault, C. Raymond (1990) An application of default logic to speech act theory. In P. Cohen, J. Morgan, and M. Pollack (eds.) Intentions in Communication. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

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Portner, Paul (2007) Imperatives and Modals. Natural Language Semantics 15(4), 351-383.

Portner, Paul (2010) Permission and Choice. To appear in Günther Grewendorf & Thomas Ede Zimmermann (eds.) Discourse and Grammar. From Sentence Types to Lexical Categories. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter (Studies in Generative Grammar).

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van Rooij, Robert (2009) Comparing Questions and Answers. A bit of Language, a bit of Logic, and some bits of Information. In G. Sommaruga (ed.) Formal Theories of information. Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Springer, pp.161-192.

Starr, William B. (2010) Conditionals, Meaning and Mood. Ph.D. thesis, Rutgers University. URL http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~wbstarr/research.

Starr, William B. (2011) Conditionals and questions. Ms., NYU.

Zanuttini, Raffaella & Paul Portner (2003). Exclamative clauses: At the syntax-semantics interface. Language, 79(1):39–81