Jerry L. Morgan

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Indirect speech acts, like the request Do you know the time?, have both a literal meaning, here " I ask you whether you know the time, " and an indirect meaning " I request you to tell me the time. " In this paper I outline a model of how listeners understand such speech acts and plan responses to them. The main proposals are these. The literal meaning of(More)
3Feb98 2 Abstract This paper 1 sketches a solution to the string-to-structure problem in rst language acquisition within a set of emergentist assumptions that minimizes innate linguistic knowledge, minimizes demands for linguistic analysis by the language learner, and maximizes the projection of lexical properties of words. These conceptual constraints(More)
A narrative-discourse analysis was conducted to study the narratives of mental health service users talking about their engagement with art. The sample was drawn from a group of people who had attended arts workshops organized by a mental health service provider. Eleven people were interviewed and were asked to tell the story of their involvement in art and(More)
rault and Allen 1980). In their work, plan recognition was applied to the processing of dialogues (particularly those between a customer and a ticket clerk at a railway station). Programs were developed that reasoned from the explicit utterances of the customer and from facts about the situation to the goals of the customer and then to the formulation of an(More)
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