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Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers : the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface.

Author: Osamu Sawada
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2017.
Series: Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics.
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This volume examines the meaning of scalar modifiers - expressions such as more than, a bit, and much - from the standpoint of the semantics-pragmatics interface. It draws on data from Japanese and a range of other languages to explore the information expressed by these modifiers at both the semantic and the pragmatic level.
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Sawada, Osamu.
Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers : The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Osamu Sawada
ISBN: 9780191023668 0191023663 9780191782633 0191782637
OCLC Number: 1013819886
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages)
Contents: 1: Introduction2: Landscape of scalar meanings3: The logic of conventional implicatures4: Comparison with an indeterminate pronoun5: Minimizer PPIs6: Intensifiers7: Counter-expectational scalar adverbs8: Interpretations of embedded pragmatic scalar modifiers9: Historical development of pragmatic scalar modifiers10: Conclusion
Series Title: Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics.

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