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Bibliography: Relevance and the Question Under Discussion

Section: Rhetorical Relations and Strategies of Inquiry


1. Rhetorical Relations, Cohesion and Strategies of Inquiry

Besides these references on the general role of rhetorical relations in interpretation, see section 9.2 on the role and interpretation of discourse particles.


Asher, Nicholas & Alex Lascarides (2003) Logics of Conversation. Cambridge University Press.

Franke, Michael, Tikitu de Jager & Robert van Rooij (2011) Relevance in Cooperation and Conflict. Journal of Logic and Computation in press.

Jasinskaja, Ekaterina (2004) Exhaustification and Semantic Relations in Discourse*. In Geurts, & Van der Sandt (Eds.) Proceedings of the Workshop on Implicature and Conversational Meaning <http://esslli2004.loria.fr/giveabs.php?61>(14-19). 16-20 August 2004, Nancy, France. http://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/~jasinsk/Papers/jasinskaja_2004_exhaustification.pdf

Jasinskaja, Ekaterina (2007) Pragmatics and Prosody of Implicit Discourse Relations. Ph.D. thesis, University of Tübingen.

Jasinskaja’s approach includes a crucial role of exhaustivity implicatures

Jasinskaja, Ekaterina (2007b) Nominal Restatement. In Puig-Waldmüller, E. (ed.) Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11 <http://www.upf.edu/sub11> (346-360), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 21-23 September 2006. http://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/~jasinsk/Papers/jasinskaja_2007_NomRest.pdf

Jasinskaja, Ekaterina (2010). Modelling Discourse Relations by Topics and Implicatures:The Elaboration Default. In Benz, Kühnlein & Sidner (eds.) *Constraints in Discourse 2:* pp. 61-79. John Benjamins. http://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/~jasinsk/Papers/jasinskaja_2009_CiD_2006.pdf

Jasinskaja, Ekaterina (2011) Correction as Restatement. To be submitted to Lingua as part of a special issue on Implicatures and Discourse Structure

Kehler, Andrew (2009) Ellipsis and anaphora in a QUD model of discourse. Talk presented at the University of Michigan Workshop in Philosophy and Linguistics.

Roberts, Craige (2004) Context in dynamic interpretation. In Laurence Horn and Gregory Ward (eds.) Handbook of Contemporary Pragmatic Theory, Blackwell, 197-220.

van Rooij, Robert (2004) Cooperative versus argumentative communication. Philosophia Scientiae 2: 195-205.


2. Contrastive Topic and Strategies of Inquiry

Büring (2003) offers an influential analysis of contrastive topics like example (6) in this paper in terms of the QUD framework. He uses tree-structured discourses instead of the QUD stack, but (as pointed out by an anonymous reviewer) it isn’t clear that the distinction makes a difference empirically. See also sections 2 and 3.


Büring, Daniel (2003) On D-Trees, Beans, and B-Accents. Linguistics and Philosophy 26(5):511-545.