Perspectives on Dialogue in the New Millennium

| University of Bielefeld
| University of Bielefeld
| University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027253569 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588114044 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027296184 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
The formal treatment of the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue became possible through a series of breakthroughs in foundational methodology. There is broad consensus on a couple of issues, like the fact that some variety of dynamic theory is necessary to capture certain characteristics of dialogue. Other matters still are disputed.

This volume contains papers both of foundational and applied orientation. It is the result of one of a series of specialized Workshops on Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue that took place in 2001. One can therefore truly say that it mirrors both the state of the art at the end of the past millennium and research strategies that are pursued at the beginning of the new millennium.

The collected papers cover the range from philosophy of language to computer science, from the analysis of presupposition to investigations into corpora, and touches upon topics like the role of speech acts in dialogue or language specific phenomena. This broad coverage will make the volume valuable for students of dialogue from all fields of expertise.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 114]  2003.  xii, 400 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Perspectives on dialogue in the New Millennium
Peter Kühnlein, Hannes Rieser and Henk Zeevat
Imperatives in dialogue
Alex Lascarides and Nicholas Asher
Integrating conversational move types in the grammar of conversation
Jonathan Ginzburg, Ivan A. Sag and Matthew Purver
An HPSG-based representation model for illocutionary acts in crisis talk
Claudia Sassen
Denial and presupposition
Rob van der Sandt
Between binding and accommodation
Jennifer K. Spenader
Theories of presuppositions and presuppositional clitics
Alessandro Capone
Semantic meaning and four types of speech act
Etsuko Oishi
Generalised and particularised implicatures of linguistic politeness
Marina Terkourafi
Models of intentions in language
William C. Mann
Context-dependent interpretation and implicit dialogue acts
Jörn Kreutel and Colin Matheson
Notes on analysing context
Kerstin Fischer
A basic system for multimodal robot instruction
Alois Knoll
An information state approach in a multi-modal dialogue system for human-robot conversation
Oliver Lemon, Anne Bracy, Alexander Gruenstein and Stanley Peters
Dialogue understanding in dynamic domains
Bernd Ludwig
An information state update approach to collaborative negotiation
Robin Cooper, Stina Ericsson, Staffan Larsson and Ian Lewin
Resolving Underspecification using Discourse Information
David Schlangen, Alex Lascarides and Ann Copestake
On coordinating interpretations — optimality and rational interaction
Anton Benz
Modal particles and the common ground: Meaning and functions of German ja, doch, eben/halt and auch
Elena Karagjosova
(Non-)Temporal concepts conveyed by before, after, and then in dialogue
Thora Tenbrink and Frank Schilder
Name index
Subject index
“[...] this collection contributes to research on the semantics and pragmatics of discourse and dialogue and should be of interest to researchers in these fields as well as scholars working on artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and other areas of formal semantics and pragmatics.”
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2003054591 | Marc record