Perspectives on Dialogue in the New Millennium

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The formal treatment of the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue became possible through a series of breakthroughs in foundational methodology. There is broad consensus on a couple of issues, like the fact that some variety of dynamic theory is necessary to capture certain characteristics of dialogue. Other matters still are disputed.
This volume contains papers both of foundational and applied orientation. It is the result of one of a series of specialized Workshops on Formal ...
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Overview

The formal treatment of the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue became possible through a series of breakthroughs in foundational methodology. There is broad consensus on a couple of issues, like the fact that some variety of dynamic theory is necessary to capture certain characteristics of dialogue. Other matters still are disputed.
This volume contains papers both of foundational and applied orientation. It is the result of one of a series of specialized Workshops on Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue that took place in 2001. One can therefore truly say that it mirrors both the state of the art at the end of the past millennium and research strategies that are pursued at the beginning of the new millennium.
The collected papers cover the range from philosophy of language to computer science, from the analysis of presupposition to investigations into corpora, and touches upon topics like the role of speech acts in dialogue or language specific phenomena. This broad coverage will make the volume valuable for students of dialogue from all fields of expertise.
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Perspectives on dialogue in the New Millennium
Imperatives in dialogue 1
Integrating conversational move types in the grammar of conversation 25
An HPSG-based representation model for illocutionary acts in crisis talk 43
Denial and Presupposition 59
Between binding and accommodation 79
Theories of presuppositions and presuppositional clitics 111
Semantic meaning and four types of speech act 135
Generalised and particularised implicatures of linguistic politeness 149
Models of intentions in language 165
Context-dependent interpretation and implicit dialogue acts 179
Notes on analysing context 193
A basic system for multimodal robot instruction 215
An information state approach in a multi-modal dialogue system for human-robot conversation 229
Dialogue understanding in dynamic domains 243
An information state update approach to collaborative negotiation 271
Resolving Underspecification using Discourse Information 287
On coordinating interpretations - optimality and rational interaction 307
Modal particles and the common ground: Meaning and functions of German ja, doch, eben/halt and auch 335
(Non-) Temporal concepts conveyed by before, after, and then in dialogue 351
Name index 379
Subject index 383
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