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Commitments and beyond

Manfred Krifka
From the journal Theoretical Linguistics

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Note

Work on the topic of speech acts was partly supported by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), and ongoing work is supported by ERC Advanced Grant SPAGAD (Speech Acts in Grammar and Discourse). I thank audiences at University of Oslo, University of British Columbia, Chicago University, University of Amherst, Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) in Mannheim, University of Tübingen and the conference Semantics and Philosophy in Europe at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and ZAS Berlin for discussing some of the points presented in this paper. I also thank Hans-Martin Gärtner for careful reading of the paper and pointing out references, in particular to emotive interpretations.


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