The Oxford Handbook of Reference

Author:   Jeanette Gundel (Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Minnesota) ,  Barbara Abbott (Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, Michigan State University)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780199687305


Pages:   592
Publication Date:   13 February 2019
Format:   Hardback
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This handbook presents an overview of the phenomenon of reference - the ability to refer to and pick out entities - which is an essential part of human language and cognition. In the volume's 21 chapters, international experts in the field offer a critical account of all aspects of reference from a range of theoretical perspectives. Chapters in the first part of the book are concerned with basic questions related to different types of referring expression and their interpretation. They address questions about the role of the speaker - including speaker intentions - and of the addressee, as well as the role played by the semantics of the linguistic forms themselves in establishing reference. This part also explores the nature of such concepts as definite and indefinite reference and specificity, and the conditions under which reference may fail. The second part of the volume looks at implications and applications, with chapters covering such topics as the acquisition of reference by children, the processing of reference both in the human brain and by machines. The volume will be of interest to linguists in a wide range of subfields, including semantics, pragmatics, computational linguistics, and psycho- and neurolinguistics, as well as scholars in related fields such as philosophy and computer science.

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Author:   Jeanette Gundel (Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Minnesota) ,  Barbara Abbott (Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, Michigan State University)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 18.10cm , Height: 3.50cm , Length: 25.20cm
Weight:   1.258kg
ISBN:  

9780199687305


ISBN 10:   0199687307
Pages:   592
Publication Date:   13 February 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Jeanette Gundel is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she has been teaching since 1980. She is also Associate Director of the Center for Cognitive Science and an affiliate member of the Department of Philosophy. Her research focuses primarily on the interface between linguistic theory and pragmatics, especially reference and information structure. Barbara Abbott is an Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at Michigan State University, where she taught from 1976 to 2006. Her main research interests are in semantics, pragmatics, and philosophy of language. She has published multiple journal articles on topics ranging from reference and noun phrase interpretation to conditional sentences, and is the author of Reference (OUP 2010).

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