Reliability in Pragmatics

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  • Copyright: 2015-02-04
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Eric McCready is an Associate Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include formal semantics and pragmatics, the semantics-pragmatics interface, Japanese and its dialects, philosophy of language and epistemology, modal and dynamic logics, and game theory. His articles have appeared in journals including Semantics and Pragmatics, Linguistic Inquiry, and Journal of Pragmatics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Part I - Reputation and Cooperation
2. Cooperation
3. Trust and reputations
4. Hedging beyond truth
5. Deriving hedged interpretations
Part II - Evidentials and Reliability
6. The nature of evidentials
7. Evidentials and reliability
8. Using priorities
9. Testimonial evidence
10. Conclusion
Appendix: Formal system

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