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