peet pragmatics {
the formal pragmatics of fudging. building off of ch. 4 of my dissertation, this is a project which seeks to investigate the foundations of pragmatic interpretation generally, while specifically focusing mostly on imprecision; a major goal of this program is to uphold the pragmatics wastebasket, in the sense that we still need to keep certain elements of analysis out of the semantics, while un-wastebasketing it, in the sense of making it formal and no longer a release valve for shoddy analysis.