This handbook is the primary to explore the growing field of experimental semantics and pragmatics. Previously 20 years, experimental data has turn into an incredible source of evidence for building theories of language meaning and use, encompassing quite a lot of topics and methods. Following an introduction from the editors, the chapters on this volume offer an up-to-date account of research within the field spanning 31 different topics, including scalar implicatures,
presuppositions, counterfactuals, quantification, metaphor, prosody, and politeness, in addition to exploring how and why a particular experimental method is suitable for addressing a given theoretical debate. The amount’s forward-having a look approach also seeks to actively identify questions and methods that could
be fruitfully combined in future experimental research.
Written in a clear and accessible style, this handbook will appeal to students and scholars from advanced undergraduate level upwards in a range of fields, including semantics and pragmatics, philosophy of language, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, cognitive science, and neuroscience.