The present thematic issue is a collection of articles which elucidates important theoretical aspects relating to the explication of implicit (not linguistically encoded) information in written and spoken discourse. Theoretically it moves from relevance theory, through compositionally based semantic and pragmatic reasoning to novel pragmatic theories of the mechanisms involved in constraining interpretations. The linguistic phenomena analysed include the impact and licensing of implicit arguments, the representation of non-sentential utterances, the interpretation of discourse markers and the impact of sentence focus on text interpretation. The complete volume can be downloaded here: osla-1.1.pdf.
Published: 2009-01-03