Because Stalnaker’s common ground framework is focussed on cooperative information exchange, it is challenging to model fictional discourse. To this end, I develop an extension of Stalnaker’s analysis of assertion that adds a temporary workspace to the common ground. I argue that my framework models metafictive discourse better than competing approaches that are based on adding unofficial common grounds.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium|
|Editors||Alexandere Cremers, Thom van Gessel, Floris Roelofsen|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publisher||ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Dec-2017|