Games in linguistics


  • Nicholas Asher
  • Julie Hunter
  • Soumya Paul



In this paper we set out three consequences of a game-theoretic model for conversation, Message Exchange (ME) Games (Asher et al., 2016), which we think are of linguistic interest. We develop a notion of conversational success, explain subjectivity and bias in interpretation using concepts from epistemic game theory, and characterize the strategic usefulness of using so called expressions of “not at issue” content using ME games.


How to Cite

Asher, N., Hunter, J., & Paul, S. (2019). Games in linguistics. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 21(1), 53–72.