Readership: Readership researchers, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduate students in semantics, pragmatics, computational linguistics, and philosophy of language.
K. M. Jaszczolt, Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language, University of Cambridge
Part I Foundations
1: Meaning representation: Setting the Scene
2: Default Meanings
3: Compositionality and Merger Representations
Part II Some Applications
4: Defaults for Definite Descriptions
5: Default Semantics for Propositional Attitude Reports
6: Futurity and the English will
7: Default Semantics for Presupposition as Anaphora
8: The Myth of Sentential Connectives?
9: Default Semantics for Number Terms
10: Concluding Remarks and Future Prospects