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Logics of Conversation

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People often mean more than they say. Grammar on its own is typically insufficient for determining the full meaning of an utterance; the assumption that the discourse is coherent or 'makes sense' has an important role to play in determining meaning as well. Logics of Conversation presents a dynamic semantic framework called Segmented Discourse Representation Theory, or ...more
Paperback, 552 pages
Published April 16th 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published 2003)
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Apr 23, 2013 Tu rated it it was ok
For me this is the toughest book ever written in the field of linguistics! Yes it focuses on the logics and makes great contribution to the study of rhetorical relations. But when it comes to the mathematical parts, i was like "what the fuck!"

Overall, an impressively thick wtf book.
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