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- A topological approach to space-time mappings
- Eric McCready（青山学院大学）
- Being Bad while Looking Good
Exhibiting Gricean cooperativity is often taken as a norm of communication. An important element of being a Gricean cooperator is being truthful. But there are cases in which this norm is violated, either deliberately, in order to gain some advantage, or unavoidably, in cases where a speaker is unsure about the content of her utterance. How can one (potentially) violate Gricean Quality, yet still maintain a reputation for being cooperative? The answer is through hedging. This paper develops a model of hedging according to which hedges serve to protect the utterer from possible negative impact of their speech on their reputations. The model is then applied to ordinary linguistic hedges, to communication in advertising, and to so-called relevance conditionals.
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