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Prashant Parikh

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013451

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013451.001.0001

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Equilibrium Semantics

Equilibrium Semantics

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(p.122) (p.123) 4 Equilibrium Semantics
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Language and Equilibrium
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Prashant Parikh

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013451.003.0004

This chapter describes the framework of equilibrium semantics. The discussions cover aspects of meaning; the four constraints by which language and its use may be viewed (syntactic constraint, conventional constraint, informational constraint, flow constraint); equilibrium semantics and locutionary meaning; equilibrium semantics and illocutionary meaning; meaning and the Gricean properties; the interdependence of locutionary and illocutionary meanings; computing meaning; the garden path sentence; the universality of games of partial information; and the concept of strategic inference.

Keywords:   language, locutionary meaning, illocutionary meaning, garden path sentence, partial information, strategic inference

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