Optimality Theory and Pragmatics

  • Reinhard Blutner
  • Henk Zeevat

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About this book


Ten leading scholars provide exacting research results and a reliable and accessible introduction to the new field of optimality theoretic pragmatics. The book includes a general introduction that overviews the foundations of this new research paradigm. The book is intended to satisfy the needs of students and professional researchers interested in pragmatics and optimality theory, and will be of particular interest to those exploring the interfaces of formal pragmatics with grammar, semantics, philosophy of language, information theory and cognitive psychology.


grammar Index pragmatics pronouns semantic semantics Syntax

Editors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Blutner
    • 1
  • Henk Zeevat
    • 2
  1. 1.Humboldt-UniversityBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computational Linguistics and at the ILLCUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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