Paper: A Semantics And Pragmatics For The Pluperfect

ACL ID E93-1030
Title A Semantics And Pragmatics For The Pluperfect
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors

We offer a semantics and pragmatics of the pluperfect in narrative discourse. We rex- amine in a formal model of implicature, how the reader's knowledge about the dis- course, Gricean-maxims and causation con- tribute to the meaning of the pluperfect. By placing the analysis in a theory where the interactions among these knowledge re- sources can be precisely computed, we over- come some problems with previous Re- ichenbachian approaches.