Game Theory and Linguistic Meaning (Hardcover)


  • 出版商: Elsevier Science
  • 出版日期: 2007-06-01
  • 售價: $2,800
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$2,660
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 336
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0080447155
  • ISBN-13: 9780080447155

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This is the first book to collect research on game-theoretic tools in the analysis of language with particular reference to semantics and pragmatics. In three parts, it provides a historical overview of how game theory came to be used in the analysis of linguistic meaning, then its application to pragmatics, and finally its applications to semantics (see below for ToC). The book is a balanced combination of philosophical, linguistic, logical and mathematical argumentation. The book also has a self-contained introductory tutorial, written by the editor, to give a gentle introduction to the complex topics covered later in the book. This is especially important given its multidisciplinary market.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix Acknowledgments xi 1 An Invitation to Language and Games Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen 1 2 Language Games, A Foundation for Semantics and Ontology John F. Sowa 17 3 Counterfeiting Truth: Statistical Reporting on the Basis of Trust David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart 39 4 From Signals to Symbols: Grounding Language Origins in Communication Games A'ngel Alonso-Corte's 49 5 Evolutionary Games and Social Conventions Pelle Guldborg Hansen 61 6 Evolutionary Models of Language Cecilia Di Chio and Paolo Di Chio 89 7 Game Dynamics Connects Semantics and Pragmatics Gerhard J?ager 103 8 Building Game-Theoretic Models of Conversations Jun Miyoshi 119 9 Situations and Solution Concepts in Game-Theoretic Approaches to Pragmatics Ian Ross 135 10 An Introduction to Equilibrium Semantics for Natural Language Prashant Parikh and Robin Clark 149 11 Rule Ordering: A Look at Quantifier Scope and Coordination in GTS Tatjana Scheffler 159 12 Two Notions of Scope Gabriel Sandu 171 13 Semantic Games and Generalised Quantifiers Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen 183 14 Games, Quantifiers and Pronouns Robin Clark 207 15 The Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction from the Game-Theoretic Point of View Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen 229 Index 243