Publications (and some manuscripts)

Papers are listed here in reverse chronological order. To browse by topic, go to the Projects page.
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On Heim's "On the Projection Problem for Presuppositions"

Mandy Simons

Louise McNally, Zoltán Szabó, A Reader's Guide to Classic Papers in Formal Semantics: Volume 100 of Studies in LInguistics and Philosophy, Springer, 2022, pp. 155-170

Natural Conventions and Indirect Speech Acts

Mandy Simons, Kevin Zollman

Philosophers' Imprint, vol. 19(9), 2019, pp. 1-26

Convention, Intention and the Conversational Record

Mandy Simons

Gerhard Preyer, chapter 14, Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics, 2018

A closer look at strengthened readings of scalars

Mandy Simons, Tessa C. Warren

Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2018

Questions Under Discussion: Where Information Structure Meets Projective Content

David I. Beaver, Craige Roberts, Mandy Simons, Judith Tonhauser


The Best Question: Explaining the Projection Behavior of Factives

Mandy Simons, David I. Beaver, Craige Roberts, Judith Tonhauser


A Unified Annotation Scheme for the Semantic/Pragmatic Components of Definiteness

Archna Bhatia, Mandy Simons, Lori S. Levin, Yulia Tsvetkov, Chris Dyer, J. Bender

International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, 2014

Local pragmatics and structured contents

Mandy Simons

Philosophical Studies, 2014

Toward a Taxonomy of Projective Content

Judith Tonhauser, David Beaver, Craige Roberts, Mandy Simons

Language, 2013


Mandy Simons

Marina Sbisà, Ken Turner, Pragmatics of Speech Actions, (Handbooks of Pragmatics Vol. 2), De Gruyter Mouton, 2013

Conversational Implicature

Mandy Simons

Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger, Paul Portner, International Handbook of Semantics Vol. 3, De Gruyter Mouton, 2011

A Gricean View on Intrusive Implicatures

Mandy Simons

Klaus Petrus, Meaning and Analysis: New Essays on Grice, 2010

What projects and why

Mandy Simons, Judith Tonhauser, David I. Beaver, Craige Roberts


Foundational Issues in Presupposition

Mandy Simons

Philosophy Compass, vol. 1(4), 2006, pp. 357-372

Dividing things up: The semantics of "or" and the modal/"or" interaction

Mandy Simons

Natural Language Semantics, vol. 13, 2005, pp. 271-316

Presupposition and Relevance

Mandy Simons

Zoltán Szabó, Presupposition and Relevance, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 329-355

Presupposition and Accommodation: Understanding the Stalnakerian Picture

Mandy Simons

Philosophical Studies, vol. 112, 2003, pp. 251-278

Interpreting Negatives in Discourse

Michael Kohlhase, Mandy Simons

CMU-PHIL-127, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002

Disjunction And Alternativeness

Mandy Simons

Linguistics and Philosophy, vol. 24, 2001, pp. 597-619

Pronouns and Definite Descriptions

Mandy Simons

Journal of Philosophy, vol. 93(8), 1996, pp. 408-420

Disjunction and Anaphora

Mandy Simons

Proceedings of SALT 6, 1996, pp. 245-260

Unpublished / In progress

Creating Coherence with Concepts

Mandy Simons, David Danks


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