Pragmatic reasoning in bridge

  title={Pragmatic reasoning in bridge},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Gamb{\"a}ck},
In this paper we argue that bidding in the game of Contract Bridge can profitably be regarded as a micro-world suitable for experimenting with pragmatics. We sketch an analysis in which a “bidding system” is treated as the semantics of an artificial language, and show how this “language”, despite its apparent simplicity, is capable of supporting a wide variety of common speech acts parallel to those in natural languages; we also argue that the reason for the relatively unsuccessful nature of… CONTINUE READING


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