Variadic Function and Pragmatics-Rich Representations of Belief Reports

@inproceedings{Jaszczolt2007VariadicFA,
  title={Variadic Function and Pragmatics-Rich Representations of Belief Reports},
  author={Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt},
  year={2007}
}
Truth-conditional pragmatics (TCP, Recanati 2002, 2003, 2004) advocates so-called ‘top-down’ pragmatic processes that contribute to the truth-conditionally evaluable representation of meaning while not being grammatically controlled. In this paper I propose an analysis of meaning of utterances expressing propositional attitude reports, starting with the assumptions of TCP and in particular employing the device of a variadic function (Recanati 2002, 2005a). Propositional attitude reports are… CONTINUE READING

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