Experimental Perspectives on Presuppositions

  • Florian Schwarz

Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sonja Tiemann, Mareike Kirsten, Sigrid Beck, Ingo Hertrich, Bettina Rolke
    Pages 39-65
  3. Jacopo Romoli, Manizeh Khan, Yasutada Sudo, Jesse Snedeker
    Pages 67-87
  4. Emilie Destruel, Daniel Velleman, Edgar Onea, Dylan Bumford, Jingyang Xue, David Beaver
    Pages 135-156
  5. Jacques Jayez, Valeria Mongelli, Anne Reboul, Jean-Baptiste van der Henst
    Pages 173-193
  6. Florian Schwarz
    Pages 195-213
  7. Rachel Dudley, Naho Orita, Valentine Hacquard, Jeffrey Lidz
    Pages 241-262

About this book


This volume brings together some of the most recent developments in the field of experimental pragmatics, specifically empirical approaches to theoretical issues in presupposition theory. It includes studies of the online processing of presupposed content; investigations of the interpretive properties of presuppositions in various linguistic contexts; comparative perspectives relative to other aspects of meaning, such as asserted content and implicatures; cross-linguistic comparisons of presupposition triggers; and perspectives from language acquisition. Taken together, these novel contributions provide a snapshot of state-of-the art developments in this area and will serve as a point of reference for numerous emerging avenues of future work. It makes for an ideal set of readings for advanced university courses on experimental studies of meaning and is a must-read for anyone interested in experimental research on meaning in natural language.


Experimental Pragmatics Implicatures in pragmatics Semantic Processing psycholinguistics experimental methods in linguistics experimental research in Psycholinguistics experimental research on presupposition presupposition and language acquisition presupposition cross-linguistic research

Editors and affiliations

  • Florian Schwarz
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of LinguisticsUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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