Rooted in Gricean culture, this ebook concentrates on online game- and decision-theoretic (GDT) ways to the rules of pragmatics. An advent to GDT, with an outline of GDT pragmatics study thus far and its relation to semantics and to Gricean pragmatics is by way of contributions providing a high-level survey of present GDT pragmatics and the sphere of its functions, demonstrating that this method offers a legitimate foundation for synchronic and diachronic causes of language use.
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