J Log Lang Inf https://doi.org/10.1007/s10849-018-9271-9 Strategic Conversations Under Imperfect Information: Epistemic Message Exchange Games 1 2 Nicholas Asher · Soumya Paul © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract This paper reﬁnes the game theoretic analysis of conversations in Asher et al. (J Philos Logic 46:355–404, 2017) by adding epistemic concepts to make explicit the intuitive idea that conversationalists typically conceive of conversational strategies in a situation of imperfect information. This ‘epistemic’ turn has important ramiﬁcations for linguistic analysis, and we illustrate our approach with a detailed treatment of linguistic examples. Keywords Strategic conversations · Epistemic game theory · Discourse representation theory 1 Introduction It has long been a common sense intuition of many philosophical and linguistic theories of communication that a conversational contribution should be interpreted in light of the participants’ own beliefs and plans, in particular their beliefs about beliefs and Thanks to Julie Hunter, Alex Lascarides, David Beaver, Eric McCready, Daisuke Bekki, Chris Barker, Erich Grädel, Hans Kamp, Benedikt Löwe, Julian Schlöder, Itai Sher, to the participants of the Rutgers Workshop on Coordination and Content and to reviewers for the Journal of Logic, Language and Information for their helpful comments on previous versions
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Published: Jun 4, 2018
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