All humans can interpret sentences of their native language quickly and without effort. Working from the perspective of generative grammar, the contributors to this volume investigate three mental mechanisms, widely assumed to underlie this ability: compositional semantics, implicature computation and presupposition computation.
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Author Biography - Uli Sauerland
SIGRID BECK Professor of Linguistics, University of Tubingen, Germany REGINE ECKARDT Professor of English, Gottingen University, Germany DANNY FOX Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA GERHARD JAGER Professor of Linguistics, University of Bielefeld, Germany MANFRED KRIFKA Professor of General Linguistics, Humboldt University, Berlin, and Director of ZAS (Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin), Germany ORIN PERCUS Faculty of the University of Nantes, France PHILIPPE SCHLENKER Professor at UCLA's Department of Linguistics, USA and is affiliated with Institut Jean-Nicod (CNRS) in Paris, France BENJAMIN SPECTOR Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.