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Author Biography

Laurence Goldstein is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School of European Culture and Languages at the University of Kent. His books include Logic (Continuum 2005), Clear and Queer Thinking: Wittgenstein's Philosophy and his Relevance to Modern Thought (Rowman & Littlefield and Duckworth 1999) and The Philosopher's Habitat (Routledge 1990).

Table of Contents

Part I: Brevity in Language and Thought
1. Fragment Answers to Questions: a case of inaudible syntax, Jason Merchant, Lyn Frazier, Thomas Weskott, and Charles Clifton, Jr.
2. Structuring Silence Versus the Structure of Silence, Anne Bezuidenhout
3. On Coordination in Conversational Dialogue: subsentential talk and its implications, Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Ronnie Cann, and Ruth Kempson
4. Inexplicit Thoughts, Christopher Gauker
5. Sub-Sentential Speech Acts, Reflexive Content, and Pragmatic Enrichment, Reinaldo Elugardo
6. A New Puzzle About Discourse-Initial Contexts, Michael Glanzberg
7. Transitive Meanings for Intransitive Verbs, Francois Recanati and Anouch Bourmayan
8. Economy in Embodied Utterances, Matthew Stone
Part II: THe Philosophy of Brevity
9. Some Consequences of "Speaking Loosely", Laurence Goldstein
10. COntext, Compositionality, and Brevity, Jeff Pelletier
11. nd and And*, Andreas Stokke
12. Insinuating Information and Accommodating Presupposition, Manuel Garcia-Carpintero
Part III: Experimenting with Brevity
13. "Be Brief": from necessity to choice, Eve V. Clark and Chigusa Kurumada
14. Sizing up the Speaker: using speaker-specific information to detect the nature of children's inferences about meaning, Julie Sedivy
15. The Influence of Perspective and Communicative Goals on How Speakers Choose to Refer, Dan Grodner and Rachel Adler
16. Narrowing, Ira Noveck and Nicola Spotornp
Part IV: Prolixity
17. Relevance Theory and Prolixity, Friedrich Christoph Doerge

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