Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes

Einführung in die Pragmatik und Diskurs

Alexis Palmer & Andrea Horbach


Background reading for each lecture is listed on the slides. The course participants are expected to study the assigned reading, in order to deepen their undertsanding of the material acquired through the lectures. For material that we can't put online here for copyright reasons, there will be a master copy in the lecture folder in the library.

Reference List

Basic reading

  • Stephen C. Levinson.
    Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, 1983.
    (master copy of the German version in the lecture folder)

  • Daniel Jurafsky and James H. Martin.
    Speech and Language Processing.
    First edition. Chapters 18 and 19.
    Prentice Hall. 2000.
    and Second edition. Chapter 21.
    Prentice Hall. 2009.

  • Dale, Robert and Reiter, Ehud.
    Computational Interpretations of the Gricean Maxims in the Generation of Referring Expressions.
    In: Cognitive Science, 19, 1995. PDF

  • Prince, Ellen.
    Toward a taxonomy of given-new information.
    In: Cole, P., ed. Radical Pragmatics. NY: Academic Press. Pp. 223-56. 1981. PDF

  • Prince, Ellen .
    The ZPG letter: subjects, definiteness, and information-status.
    In: Thompson, S. and Mann, W., eds. Discourse description: diverse analyses of a fund raising text. Philadelphia/Amsterdam: John Benjamins B.V. Pp. 295-325. 1992. PDF

  • Grosz, Barbara J., Joshi, Aravind K. and Weinstein, Scott.
    Centering: A Framework for Modeling the Local Coherence of Discourse.
    Computational Linguistics 21(2): 203-225. 1995. PDF

  • Hobbs, Jerry R.
    Resolving Pronoun References, Lingua, Vol. 44, pp. 311-338.
    Also in Readings in Natural Language Processing, B. Grosz, K. Sparck-Jones, and B. Webber, editors, pp. 339-352, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Los Altos, California. 1978. PDF

  • Brennan, S. E., Friedman, M. W., & Pollard, C. J.:
    A centering approach to pronouns.
    Proceedings, 25th Annual Meeting of the ACL pp. 155-162. Stanford, CA: Association of Computational Linguistics. 1987. PDF

  • Lappin, S. and Leass, H.:
    An Algorithm for Pronominal Anaphora Resolution
    Computational Linguistics 20, pp. 535-561. 1994. PDF

  • van Der Sandt, Rob A.:
    Presupposition Projection as Anaphora Resolution.
    Journal of Semantics 9 (4):333-377. 1992. PDF

  • Steedman, Mark:
    Information structure and the syntax-phonology interface.
    Linguistic Inquiry, 31(4):649\u2013689, 2000.

  • Kruijff-Korbayova, Ivana, Ericsson, Stina, Rodriguez, Kepa Joseba and Karagjosova, Elena:
    Producing contextually appropriate intonation is an information-state based dialogue system.
    In Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), pages 227-234. ACL. 2003. PDF

  • Clark, Herbert:
    Using Language. Chapters 4 & 8.
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996.

Further reading (optional)

  • Steven Davis.
    Pragmatics: A Reader.
    Oxford University Press, 1991.

  • Arnim von Stechow and Dieter Wunderlich, editors.
    Semantik: ein internationales Handbuch der zeitgenössischen Forschung = Semantics; an international handbook of contemporary research. Chapter 14.
    Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft = Handbooks of linguistics and communication science. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 1991.

  • Background for DRT: