Edinburgh Research Explorer

Prof Ronnie Cann

(Former employee or visitor)

  1. 2018
  2. Grammar as procedures: Language, interaction, and the predictive turn

    Kempson, R. & Cann, R., 24 May 2018, Pragmatics, Truth and Underspecification: Towards An Atlas Of Meaning. Turner, K. & Horn, L. (eds.). Brill, Vol. 34. p. 261-299 (Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. 2017
  4. What do words do for us?

    Cann, R. & Kempson, R., 13 Dec 2017, In : Dialectica. 71, 3, p. 425-460 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Action-based grammar

    Kempson, R., Cann, R., Gregoromichelaki, E. & Chatzikyriakidis, S., 9 Jun 2017, In : Theoretical Linguistics. 43, 1-2, p. 141-167 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. 2016
  7. Language as mechanisms for interaction

    Kempson, R., Cann, R., Gregoromichelaki, E. & Chatzikyriakidis, S., Oct 2016, In : Theoretical Linguistics. 42, 3-4, p. 203-275 72 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Mechanisms for interaction: Syntax as procedures for online interactive meaning building: Commentary on Christiansen and Chater "The Now-or-Never Bottleneck: A Fundamental Constraint on Language"

    Kempson, R., Chatzikyriakidis, S. & Cann, R., 2016, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 39, 4 p., e79.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. 2015
  10. Ellipsis

    Kempson, R., Cann, R., Eshgi, A., Gregoromichelaki, E. & Purver, M., 21 Aug 2015, Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory. Lappin, S. & Fox, C. (eds.). 2nd ed. Wiley, p. 114-140 26 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  11. 2013
  12. Rethinking case marking and case alternation in Estonian

    Miljan, M. & Cann, R., Dec 2013, In : Nordic Journal of Linguistics. 36, 3, p. 333-379 47 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. On co-ordination in dialogue:sub-sentential talk and its implications

    Gregoromichelaki, E., Cann, R. & Kempson, R., Oct 2013, Brevity. Goldstein, L. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 53-73 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  14. Treegrowth Dynamics

    Kempson, R., Cann, R. & Marten, L., 2013, In : STiL - Studies in Linguistics. 6, p. 49-81 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. 2012
  16. Differential case-marking: Syntactic descriptions and pragmatic explanations

    Cann, R. & Miljan, M., 26 Jan 2012, In : The Linguistic Review. 29, 4, p. 585-605 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Language as tools for interaction: Grammar and the dynamics of ellipsis resolution

    Gregoromichelaki, E., Cann, R. & Kempson, R., 26 Jan 2012, In : The Linguistic Review. 29, 4, p. 563-584 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Representationalism and Linguistic Knowledge

    Cann, R., Kempson, R. & Wedgwood, D., 14 Jan 2012, Philosophy of Linguistics. Kempson, R., Fernando, T. & Asher, N. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 357-401 45 p. (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science; vol. 14).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  19. Context and compositionality: the challenge of conversational dialogue

    Kempson, R., Gregoromichelaki, E. & Cann, R., 2012, Philosophical and Formal Approaches to Longuistic Analysid. Stalmaszczyk, P. (ed.). Ontos Verlag, p. 215-240 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  20. 2011
  21. Talking and Listening: Dialogue and the Grammar-Pragmatics Interface

    Kempson, R., Cann, R. & Purver, M., 23 Nov 2011, Pragmatics II. Routledge, (Critical Concepts in Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  22. Incrementality and Intention-Recognition in Utterance Processing

    Gregoromichelaki, E., Kempson, R., Purver, M., Mills, G. J., Cann, R., Meyer-Viol, W. & Healey, P. G. T., May 2011, In : Dialogue and Discourse. 2, 1, p. 199-233

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. The Bei Construction in Chinese : A Dynamic Approach

    Cann, R. & Wu, Y., Apr 2011, The Dynamics of Lexical Interfaces. Kempson, R., Gregoromichelaki, E. & Howes, C. (eds.). Stanford, California: CSLI Publications/Center for the Study of Language and Information, p. 339-379 41 p. (Studies in Constraint-Based Lexicalism).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  24. Towards an Account of the English Auxiliary System

    Cann, R., Apr 2011, The Dynamics of Lexical Interfaces. Kempson, R., Gregoromichelaki, E. & Howes, C. (eds.). Stanford, California: CSLI Publications/Center for the Study of Language and Information, p. 279-317 39 p. (Studies in Constraint-Based Lexicalism).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  25. Truth Conditional Semantics

    Cann, R., Jan 2011, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Hogan, P. C. (ed.). Cambridge University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  26. Natural-Language Syntax as Procedures for Interpretation: The Dynamics of Ellipsis Construal

    Kempson, R., Gregoromichelaki, E., Meyer-Viol, W., Purver, M., White, G. & Cann, R., 2011, Ludics, Dialogue and Interaction. Lecomte, A. & Tronçon, S. (eds.). Springer-Verlag GmbH, Vol. 6505. p. 114-133 20 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  27. Sense Relations

    Cann, R., 2011, Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning. Maienborn, C., Von Heusinger, K. & Portner, P. (eds.). Mouton de Gruyter, Vol. 1. p. 456-478 (Handbook of Linguistics and Communication Science).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  28. 2009
  29. Periphery Effects and the Dynamics of Tree Growth

    Kempson, R., Kiaer, J. & Cann, R., 2009, Dislocated Elements in Discourse: Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Perspectives. Shaer, B., Cook, P., Frey, W. & Maienborn, C. (eds.). Routledge, p. 141-170 30 p. (Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  30. Semantics: an introduction to meaning in language

    Cann, R., Kempson, R. M. & Gregoromichelaki, E., 2009, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 292 p. (Cambridge textbooks in linguistics)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  31. 2008
  32. Production pressures, syntactic change and the emergence of clitic pronouns

    Cann, R. & Kempson, R., 4 Aug 2008, Language in Flux: Variation change and evolution. Cooper, R. & Kempson, R. (eds.). College Publications, p. 179-220 (Communication, Mind and Language).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  33. 2007
  34. Constructional Polysemy: the applicative construction in chiShona

    Cann, R. & Mabugu, P., 2007, The Cognitive Basis of Polysemy . Rakova, M., Petho, G. & Rakosi, C. (eds.). Peter Lang Publishing Group, p. 221-245 (Metalinguistica; vol. 19).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  35. Context and Well-Formedness: The Dynamics of Ellipsis

    Cann, R., Kempson, R. & Purver, M., 2007, In : Research on Language and Computation. 5, p. 333-358 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Dynamic Syntax and dialogue modelling: preliminaries for a dialogue-driven account of syntactic change

    Kempson, R. & Cann, R., 2007, Historical Linguistics 2005. Salmons, J. C. & Dubenion-Smith, S. (eds.). John Benjamins, p. 73-100 (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; vol. 284).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  37. Towards a Dynamic Account of BE in English

    Cann, R., 2007, Existence: Semantics and Syntax. Comorovski, I., Heusinger, K., Matthewson, L., Sharvit, Y. & Zimmerman, T. E. (eds.). Springer Netherlands, Vol. 84. p. 13-48 36 p. (Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  38. 2006
  39. Monotonicity and Generalized Quantifiers

    Cann, R., 16 Mar 2006, Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (Second Edition). Brown, K. (ed.). Second Edition ed. Oxford: Elsevier, p. 240 - 243

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  40. Grammars as Parsers: Meeting the Dialogue Challenge

    Purver, M., Cann, R. & Kempson, R., 2006, In : Research on Language and Computation. 4, 2-3, p. 289-326 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Semantic underspecification and the pragmatic interpretation of be

    Cann, R., 2006, Where Semantics meets Pragmatics. Von Heusinger, K. (ed.). Elsevier, p. 13-48 (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  42. Topic, Focus and the dynamics of language

    Kempson, R., Cann, R. & Kiaer, J., 2006, The Architecture of focus . Molnar, V. & Winkler, S. (eds.). Mouton de Gruyter, p. 59-82 (Studies in Generative Grammar; vol. 82).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  43. 2005
  44. Right Node Raising, coordination and the dynamics of language processing

    Cann, R., Kempson, R., Marten, L. & Otsuka, M., Apr 2005, In : Lingua. 115, 4, p. 503 - 525

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Data at the grammar-pragmatics interface: the case of resumptive pronouns in English

    Cann, R., Kaplan, T. & Kempson, R., 2005, In : Lingua. 115, 11, p. 1551 - 1577

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. The dynamics of language: an introduction

    Cann, R., Kempson, R. M. & Marten, L., 2005, Amsterdam: Elsevier. 440 p. (Syntax and semantics; vol. v. 35)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  47. 2004
  48. Sense Relations: formal approaches

    Cann, R., 2004, Handbuch der Lexicologie. Cruse, D. A., Hundsnurcher, F., Job, M. & Lutzeier, P. R. (eds.). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, p. 529-535

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  49. What goes left and what goes right

    Cann, R., Kempson, R., Marten, L., Otsuka, M. & Swinburne, D., 2004, Peripheries: Syntactic edges and their effects. Adger, D., De Cat, C. & Tsoulas, G. (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 19-47 (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory; vol. 59).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  50. 2000
  51. Functional versus lexical: a cognitive dichotomy

    Cann, R., 2000, The Nature and Function of Syntactic categories: Syntax and Semantics 26. Academic Press, p. 37-78

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  52. Grammatical interfaces in HPSG

    Cann, R., Grover, C. & Miller, P. H., 2000, Stanford, Calif: CSLI Publications. 292 p. (Studies in constraint-based lexicalism)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  53. 1999
  54. Specifiers as secondary heads

    Cann, R., 1999, Specifiers: Minimalist approaches. Adger, D., Pintzuk, S., Plunkett, B. & Tsoulas, G. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 21-45

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  55. 1997
  56. Plurals and events - Schein,B

    Cann, R., Sep 1997, In : Journal of Linguistics. 33, 2, p. 589-594 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  57. 1993
  58. Formal semantics: an introduction

    Cann, R., 1993, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 344 p. (Cambridge textbooks in linguistics)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  59. Patterns of headedness

    Cann, R., 1993, Heads in Grammatical theory. Corbett, G. G., Fraser, N. M. & McGlashan, S. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 44-72

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  60. 1983
  61. Raising in Latin

    Cann, R., 1983, Order, Concord and Constituency. Gazdar, G., Klein, E. & Pullum, G. K. (eds.). Foris Publications, p. 113-137 (Linguistic Models; vol. 4).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)