Use-conditional meaning in Rational Speech Act models

  • Ciyang Qing
  • Reuben Cohn-Gordon

Abstract

Motivated by shortcomings in the modeling of repeated utterances in Burnett’s Rational Speech Act (RSA) model of social meaning, we propose an alternative analysis in terms of use-conditional meaning, which we implement in an extended RSA framework. We show that it can not only model the production of a sequence of utterances throughout a discourse, but also captures the similarities between social and expressive meaning.
Published
2019-07-25
How to Cite
Qing, C., & Cohn-Gordon, R. (2019). Use-conditional meaning in Rational Speech Act models. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 23(2), 253-266. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2019.v23i2.610