- Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives on Meaning and Communication (Salvatore Pistoia-Reda and Filippo Domaneschi) -- Blindness, Short-sightedness, and Hirschberg’s contextually ordered alternatives: a reply to Schlenker (2012) (Giorgio Magri) -- Remarks on oddness and conjunction (Salvatore Pistoia-Reda and Jacopo Romoli) -- A fine-grained global analysis of implicatures (Robert van Rooij) -- Probability Judgments of Gappy Sentences (Alexandre Cremers, Manuel Križ, Emmanuel Chemla) -- Presuppositions are challenging not only for preschoolers, but also for school-aged children (Francesca Foppolo and Francesca Panzeri) -- The connection between focus and implicatures: Investigating alternative activation under working memory load (Nicole Gotzner and Katharina Spalek) -- Presuppositional Anaphora Is The Sobel Truth (Daniel Dohrn).
This book discusses developments in the study of implicatures and presuppositions, drawing on recent linguistic and psycholinguistic literature. It provides original discussions of specific formal aspects of the theoretical reconstruction of these phenomena. The authors offer innovative experimental analyses in which crucial processing questions are addressed, and new experimental methodologies are introduced. The result is an advanced debate featuring broad empirical coverage of the issues, as well as an informed discussion of the connections between a Compositional Semantics and a Pragmatic Theory of Implicit Communication, in light of the empirical data coming from Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics. This book will be a worthwhile read for those with interests in both the formal and methodological aspects of these arguments..