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  1. Intonational Commitments.Deniz Rudin - 2022 - Journal of Semantics 39 (2):339-383.
    This paper presents an analysis of inquisitive rising declaratives within the Table model. On this account, intonational tunes are modifiers of context update functions: rising intonation removes the speaker commitment component of a context update. This delivers a compositional account of the contributions of sentence type and intonational tune to the illocutionary mood of an utterance, showing how the semantic type of declarative sentences, the rising intonational tune, and a general-purpose utterance function conspire to derive the basic discourse effect of (...)
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  • The Semantics of Emotive Markers and Other Illocutionary Content.Jessica Rett - 2021 - Journal of Semantics 38 (2):305-340.
    I identify a class of expressions called ‘emotive markers,’ exemplified by fortunately and alas, which encode not-at-issue information about the speaker’s emotive attitude towards the content of the utterances they occur in. I argue that there are important differences emotive markers and other encoders of not-at-issue content, in particular utterance modifiers like frankly or evidential adverbs like apparently. In contrast to these, emotive markers can result in Moore’s Paradox and always range over their local argument. I conclude that the contribution (...)
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