Scorekeeping in an uncertain language game

  • Received views of utterance context in pragmatic theory characterize the occurrent subjective states of interlocutors using notions like common knowledge or mutual belief. We argue that these views are not compatible with the uncertainty and robustness of context-dependence in human–human dialogue. We present an alternative characterization of utterance context as objective and normative. This view reconciles the need for uncertainty with received intuitions about coordination and meaning in context, and can directly inform computational approaches to dialogue.

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Author:David DeVault, Matthew Stone
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-10448
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2006/11/10
Year of Completion:2006
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2006/11/10
Source:brandial'06 : Proceedings of the 10th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue (SemDial-10) / ed. By David Schlangen ; Raquel Fernández. - Univ.-Verl. : Potsdam, 2006. - vii, 201 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
RVK - Regensburg Classification:ER 300
Organizational units:Extern / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Tagungen / brandial’06 : Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue (SemDial-10)
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brandial'06 : Proceedings of the 10th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue (SemDial-10) / ed. By David Schlangen ; Raquel Fernández. - Univ.-Verl. : Potsdam, 2006. - vii, 201 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
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URN: urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-10484

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