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Ronnie Cann,  University of Edinburgh, UK
Research interests:
• Formal theories of semantics and pragmatics;
• Dynamic Syntax;
• Conversational dialogue;
• Historical morphosyntax and semantics;
• Specific phenomena: case-marking; (in)definiteness and reference; person, number and pronoun construal; interpretation of verbal adjuncts; event structure and interpretation of semantic arguments.
Selected publications:
• Ruth Kempson, Ronnie Cann, Stergios Chatzikyriakidis and Eleni Gregoromichelaki. ‘Language as mechanisms for interaction’. Theoretical Linguistics 16
• Ruth Kempson, Ronnie Cann, Arash Eshghi, Eleni Gregoromichelaki and Matthew Purver (2015) ‘Ellipsis’. In Handbook of Contemporary Semantics second edition, edited by Shalom Lappin and Chris Fox. Wiley.
• Miljan, M. & Cann, R. (2013) Rethinking case-marking and case alternation in Estonian. Nordic Journal of Linguistics. 36: 333-379.
• Kempson, R., Cann, R. & Marten, L. (2013) Treegrowth dynamics. In Studies in Linguistics 6: 49-81.
• R Cann, R Kempson and D Wedgwood (2012) Representationalism and linguistic knowledge. In R Kempson, T Fernando and N Asher (eds.) Handbook of the Philosophy of Linguistics. Oxford University Press. 358-401.
• R Cann (2011) Towards an account of the auxiliary system in English: building interpretations incrementally. In R Kempson, E Gregoromichelaki and C Howes (eds.) The Dynamics of Lexical Interfaces. CSLI Publications. 279-317.
• R Cann, R Kempson and E Gregoromichelaki (2009) Semantics. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
• R Cann (2007) ‘Towards a dynamic account of be in English’ I Comorowski and K von Heusinger (eds.) Existence: semantics and syntax. Dordrecht, Kluwer: 13-48.
• R Cann and P Mabugu (2007) Constructional Polysemy: the applicative construction in chiShona. Metalinguistica 19 (The Cognitive Basis of Polysemy guest edited by M. Rakova, G. Pethö, C Rákosi):221-245.
• R Cann, R Kempson, L Marten (2005) The Dynamics of Language. Oxford, Elsevier.
• R Cann (2000) 'Functional versus lexical: a cognitive dichotomy'. In R D Borsley (ed.) The Nature and Function of Syntactic Categories: Syntax and Semantics 26. New York, Academic Press: 37-78.
• R Cann (1993) Formal Semantics. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
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