Kjell Johan Sæbø

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Fields of expertise

Semantics, Pragmatics, Philosophy of language

 

Publications

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Journal articles

 

  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2016) "How questions and the manner-method distinction". Synthese 193(10), 3169–3194. doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0924-9
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2015) "Lessons from Descriptive Indexicals". Mind 124(496), 1111–1161. doi: 10.1093/mind/fzv031
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2013) "Reports of Specific Indefinites". Journal of Semantics 30(3), 267–314. doi: 10.1093/jos/ffs015
  • Grønn, Atle & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2012) "A, The, Another: A Game of Same and Different". Journal of Logic, Language and Information 21(1), 75–95. doi: 10.1007/s10849-011-9148-7
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2010) "On the semantics of "embedded exclamatives"". Studia Linguistica 64(1), 116–140. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9582.2010.01165.x
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2009) "Judgment ascriptions" Linguistics and Philosophy 32(4), 327–352. doi: 10.1007/s10988-009-9063-4.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2009) "Possession and pertinence: the meaning of have". Natural Language Semantics 17(4), 369–397. doi: 10.1007/s11050-009-9047-5.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2009) "Self Intensification and Focus Interpretation". In Bergljot Behrens & C. Fabricius Hansen (eds.), Structuring information in discourse: the explicit–implicit dimension (= Oslo Studies in Language 1(1)), 109–129.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2007) "Focus interpretation in Thetic statements: Alternative Semantics and Optimality Theory Pragmatics", Journal of Logic, Language and Information 16(1), 15–33. doi: 10.1007/s10849-006-9021-2.
  • Fabricius-Hansen, Cathrine & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2004) "In a Mediative Mood: The Semantics of the German Reportive Subjunctive". Natural Language Semantics 12(3), 213–257. doi: 10.1023/B:NALS.0000034514.27887.d9.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2004) "Conversational Contrast and Conventional Parallel: Topic Implicatures and Additive Presuppositions". Journal of Semantics 21(2), 199–217. doi: 10.1093/jos/21.2.199.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2004) "Natural Language Corpus Semantics: The Free Choice Controversy". Nordic Journal of Linguistics 27(2), 197–218. doi: 10.1017/S0332586504001210.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2001) "The Semantics of Scandinavian Free Choice Items". Linguistics and Philosophy 24(6), 737–788. doi: 10.1023/A:1012788916366.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1996) "Anaphoric Presuppositions and Zero Anaphora". Linguistics and Philosophy 19(2), 187–209. doi: 10.1007/BF00635837.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1980) "Infinitive Perfect and Backward Causation". Nordic Journal of Linguistics 3(2), 161–173. doi: 10.1017/S0332586500000561.

 

Book chapters

 

  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2016) "Information Structure and Presupposition". In Caroline Féry and Shinichiro Ishihara (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 128–146.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2014) "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans: More on Missing". In Daniel Gutzmann, Jan Köpping & Cécile Meier (eds.), Approaches to Meaning: Composition, Values, and Interpretation. Leiden: Brill, 105–127.
  • Fabricius-Hansen, Cathrine & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2011) "Behabitive Reports". In Elke Brendel, Jörg Meibauer & Markus Steinbach (eds.), Understanding Quotation. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 85–106.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2011) "Adverbial Clauses". In Klaus von Heusinger, Claudia Maienborn & Paul Portner (eds.), Semantics. An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning. Volume 2. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1420–1441.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2008) "The Structure of Criterion Predicates". In Johannes Dölling, Tatjana Heyde-Zybatow & Martin Schäfer (eds.), Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 127–147.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2007) "A Whether Forecast". In Henk Zeevat & Balder ten Cate (eds.), Logic, Language, and Computation: 6th International Tbilisi Symposium, Batumi 2005, Selected Papers (TbiLLC 2005). Berlin: Springer, 189–199.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2001) "Necessary Conditions in a Natural Language". In Caroline Féry & Wolfgang Sternefeld (eds.), Audiatur Vox Sapientiae. A Festschrift for Arnim von Stechow. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 427–449.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1999) "Discourse Linking and Discourse Subordination". In Peter Bosch & Rob van der Sandt (eds.), Focus: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 322–335.
  • Sem, Helle Frisak, Kjell Johan Sæbø, Guri Verne & Espen Vestre (1991) "Parameters: Dependence and Absorption". In Jon Barwise, Jean Mark Gawron, Gordon Plotkin & Syun Tutiya (eds.), Situation Theory and its Applications. Volume 2. Stanford: CSLI, 499–516.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1991) "Causal and Purposive Clauses". In Arnim von Stechow & Dieter Wunderlich (eds.), Semantics: an International Handbook of Contemporary Research. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 623–631.

 

Conference papers

 

  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2011) "Appositives in Modal Contexts". In Ingo Reich, Eva Horch & Dennis Pauly (eds.), Sinn und Bedeutung 15. Proceedings. Universaar – Saarland University Press, 79–100.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2009) "Focus, Sensitivity, and the Currency of the Question". In Arndt Riester & Edgar Onea (eds.), Focus at the Syntax-Semantics Interface (= SinSpeC 3). University of Stuttgart, 87–99.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2007) "On the Quantity and Quality of Contexts in Discourse Semantics". In Jon Cihlar, Amy Franklin, Dave Kaiser & Irene Kimbara (eds.), CLS 39-2: The Panels. Papers from the 39th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago Linguistic Society, 319–340.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2004) "Optimal Interpretations of Permission Sentences". In Rusudan Asatiani (ed.), Proceedings of the 5th Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation October 6-10, 2003. Tbilisi: CLLS, Tbilisi State University, 137–144.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2003) "Presupposition and Contrast: German aber as a Topic Particle". In Matthias Weisgerber (ed.), Proceedings of SuB7. Constance: University of Constance, 257–271.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1997) "Topic, Focus, and Quantifier Raising". In Paul Dekker, Martin Stokhof & Yde Venema (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Amsterdam Colloquium. Amsterdam: ILLC, University of Amsterdam, 67–72.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1994) "Anaphoric presuppositions and zero anaphora". In Paul Dekker & Martin Stokhof (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Amsterdam Colloquium. Amsterdam: ILLC, University of Amsterdam, 567–586.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1992) "The generation of noun phrases: adequacy and anaphora". In Paul Dekker & Martin Stokhof (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th Amsterdam Colloquium. Amsterdam: ILLC, University of Amsterdam, 531–546.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1988) "A Cooperative Yes-No Query System Featuring Discourse Particles". In Dénes Vargha (ed.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING '88). Budapest: John von Neumann Society for Computing Sciences, 549–554.

 

For a commented bibliography with downloadable work, come here.

 

  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2016). “How” questions and the manner–method distinction. Synthese.  ISSN 0039-7857.  193(10), s 3169- 3194 . doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0924-9
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2016). Information structure and presupposition, In Caroline Féry & Shinichiro Ishihara (ed.),  The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780199642670.  Chapter 7.  s 128 - 146
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2015). Lessons from Descriptive Indexicals. Mind (Print).  ISSN 0026-4423.  124(496), s 1111- 1161 . doi: 10.1093/mind/fzv031
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2014). Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? More on Missing, In Daniel Gutzmann; Jan Köpping & Cécile Meier (ed.),  Approaches to Meaning: Composition, Values, and Interpretation.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 978-90-04-27936-0.  Chapter 5.  s 105 - 127
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2013). Reports of Specific Indefinites. Journal of Semantics.  ISSN 0167-5133.  30(3), s 267- 314 . doi: 10.1093/jos/ffs015
  • Fabricius-Hansen, Cathrine; Haug, Dag Trygve Truslew & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2012). Closed adjuncts: degrees of pertinence, In Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen & Dag Trygve Truslew Haug (ed.),  Big events, small clauses : the grammar of elaboration.  Walter de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-028586-4.  Chapter 2.  s 55 - 92
  • Grønn, Atle & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2012). A, The, Another: A Game of Same and Different. Journal of Logic, Language and Information.  ISSN 0925-8531.  21(1), s 75- 95 . doi: 10.1007/s10849-011-9148-7
  • Fabricius-Hansen, Cathrine & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2011). Behabitive Reports, In Elke Brendel; Jörg Meibauer & Markus Steinbach (ed.),  Understanding Quotation.  Mouton de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-024005-4.  Chapter 5.  s 85 - 106
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2011). Adverbial Clauses, In Klaus von Heusinger; Claudia Maienborn & Paul Portner (ed.),  Semantics. An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning. Volume 2.  Mouton de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-018523-2.  Article 55.  s 1420 - 1441
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2011). Appositives in Modal Contexts, In Ingo Reich; Eva Horch & Dennis Pauly (ed.),  Sinn und Bedeutung 15. Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Semantik.  Universaar - Saarland University Press.  ISBN 978-3-86223-039-6.  chapter 4.  s 79 - 100
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2010). On the semantics of "embedded exclamatives"*. Studia Linguistica.  ISSN 0039-3193.  64(1), s 116- 140 . doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9582.2010.01165.x
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2009). Focus, Sensitivity, and the Currency of the Question, In Arndt Riester & Edgar Onea (ed.),  Focus at the Syntax-Semantics Interface.  University of Stuttgart.  6.  s 87 - 99
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2009). Judgment ascriptions. Linguistics and Philosophy.  ISSN 0165-0157.  32(4), s 327- 352 . doi: 10.1007/s10988-009-9063-4
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2009). Possession and pertinence: the meaning of have. Natural Language Semantics.  ISSN 0925-854X.  17(4), s 369- 397 . doi: 10.1007/s11050-009-9047-5
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2009). Self Intensification and Focus Interpretation. Oslo Studies in Language (OSLa).  ISSN 1890-9639.  1(1), s 109- 129
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2008). The Structure of Criterion Predicates, In Johannes Dölling; Tatjana Heyde-Zybatow & Martin Schäfer (ed.),  Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation.  Mouton de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-019066-3.  6.  s 127 - 147
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2007). A Whether Forecast, In Henk Zeevat & Balder ten Cate (ed.),  Logic, Language, and Computation: 6th International Tbilisi Symposium (TbiLLC 2005), Batumi, September 2005, Revised Selected Papers.  Springer Publishing Company.  ISBN 978-3-540-75143-4.  14.  s 189 - 199
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2007). On the Quantity and Quality of Contexts in Discourse Semantics, In Jon Cihlar; Amy Franklin; Dave Kaiser & Irene Kimbara (ed.),  CLS 39-2: The Panels. Papers from the 39th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society.  Chicago Linguistic Society.  ISBN 978-1-4343-0432-2.  KAPITTEL.  s 319 - 340
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2006). Focus interpretation in Thetic statements: Alternative Semantics and Optimality Theory Pragmatics. Journal of Logic, Language and Information.  ISSN 0925-8531.  16(1), s 15- 33
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2006). Theticity in a Bidirectional Theory of Focus, In Beata Gyuris (ed.),  Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium on Logic and Language.  Hungarian Academy of Sciences.  ISBN 9639660353.  KAPITTEL.  s 130 - 137
  • Fabricius-Hansen, Cathrine & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2004). In a Mediative Mood: The Semantics of the German Reportive Subjunctive. Natural Language Semantics.  ISSN 0925-854X.  12(3), s 213- 257
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2004). Conversational Contrast and Conventional Parallel: Topic Implicatures and Additive Presuppositions. Journal of Semantics.  ISSN 0167-5133.  21(2), s 199- 217
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2004). Natural Language Corpus Semantics: The Free Choice Controversy. Nordic Journal of Linguistics.  ISSN 0332-5865.  27(2), s 197- 218
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2004). Optimal Interpretations of Permission Sentences, In Rusudan Asatiani (ed.),  Proceedings of the 5th Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation October 6-10, 2003.  CLLS, Tbilisi State University.  ISBN 90-5776-130-0.  KAPITTEL.  s 137 - 144
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2003). Corpus Linguistics and Language Contrast: Cases for Compensation. Logos and language.  ISSN 1439-9849.  4(2), s 19- 29
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2003). Valency and Context Dependence, In Vilmos Agel (ed.),  Dependenz und Valenz: ein internationales Handbuch der zeitgenössischen Forschung.  Walter de Gruyter.  Artikel 58.  s 814 - 819
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2001). The Semantics of Scandinavian Free Choice Items. Linguistics and Philosophy.  ISSN 0165-0157.  24(6), s 737- 788
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2001). Necessary Conditions in a Natural Language, In Caroline Féry & Wolfgang Sternefeld (ed.),  Audiatur Vox Sapientiae. A Festschrift for Arnim von Stechow.  Akademie Verlag.  s 427 - 449
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1999). Discourse Linking and Discourse Subordination, In Peter Bosch & Rob van der Sandt (ed.),  Focus: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives.  Cambridge University Press.  s 322 - 335
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1997). Topic, Focus, and Quantifier Raising, In Paul Dekker; Martin Stokhof & Yde Venema (ed.),  Proceedings of the 11th Amsterdam Colloquium.  ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam.  ISBN 90-74795-90-0.  KAPITTEL.  s 67 - 72
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1996). Anaphoric Presuppositions and Zero Anaphora. Linguistics and Philosophy.  ISSN 0165-0157.  19(2), s 187- 209
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1993). Anaphoric Presuppositions and Zero Anaphora, In Hans Kamp (ed.),  Presupposition. DYANA-2 Deliverable R2.2.A Part II.  ILLC, Amsterdam.  s 135 - 192
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1993). Causality and Finality, In Joachim Jacobs; Arnim von Stechow; Wolfgang Sternefeld & Theo Vennemann (ed.),  Syntax: An International Handbook of Contemporary Research.  Walter de Gruyter.  s 930 - 939
  • Sem, Helle Frisak; Sæbø, Kjell Johan; Verne, Guri & Vestre, Espen (1991). Parameters: Dependence and Absorption, In Jon Barwise; Jean Mark Gawron; Gordon Plotkin & Syun Tutiya (ed.),  Situation Theory and its Applications.  CSLI, Stanford.  s 499 - 516
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1991). Causal and Purposive Clauses, In Arnim von Stechow & Dieter Wunderlich (ed.),  Semantics: An International Handbook of Contemporary Research.  Walter de Gruyter.  s 623 - 631
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1991). Partition Semantics and Cooperative Response, In Harold Somers (ed.),  Working Papers in Computational Semantics, Dialogue and Discourse.  Centre for Computational Linguistics.  s 5 - 22
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1988). A Cooperative Yes-No Query System Featuring Discourse Particles, In Dénes Vargha (ed.),  Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING '88).  John von Neumann Society for Computing Sciences.  ISBN 963-8431-56-3.  KAPITTEL.  s 549 - 554
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1984). Über fakultative Valenz. Deutsche Sprache.  ISSN 0340-9341.  s 97- 109
  • Fabricius-Hansen, Cathrine & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1983). Über das Chamäleon "wenn" und seine Umwelt. Linguistische Berichte.  ISSN 0024-3930.  s 1- 35
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1980). Infinitive Perfect and Backward Causation. Nordic Journal of Linguistics.  ISSN 0332-5865.  3(2), s 161- 173
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1979). Zur expliziten semantischen Beschreibung des inferenziellen müssen. Linguistische Berichte.  ISSN 0024-3930.  (62), s 72- 80

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  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2017). Book Review: Yoad Winter, Elements of Formal Semantics. An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Meaning in Natural Language. Journal of Logic, Language and Information.  ISSN 0925-8531. . doi: doi:10.1007/s10849-017-9247-1
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2009). A Scandinavian Mood Recovered: The Semantics of the Surreal Supine.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2009). Arne Naess and Empirical Semantics.
  • Grønn, Atle & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2008). Competing BiOT-perspectives on functional morphemes.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan & Grønn, Atle (2008). Grounding anti-presuppositions by strong BiOT.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2007). Autofocus, Custom Focus.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2006). Relational nouns: Syntactic and semantic saturation.
  • Solstad, Torgrim & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2005). The Mystery of the Missing Agent: Reconstructing Passives.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2005). Intensifying “selbst” in Germanic: A Reanalysis.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2005). The Logical Basis of Exclamatives.
  • Fabricius-Hansen, Cathrine & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2004). Reporting (Il)locutionary acts. The Janus case of German criticism.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2004). Optimal Conditions for Integration.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (2003). Presupposition and Contrast: German "aber" as a Topic Particle.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1999). Free Choice Items in Scandinavian.
  • Behrens, Bergljot & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1997). Events and Context Sensitivity.
  • Pitz, Anneliese Pauline & Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1997). Kontrastive Syntax Norwegisch - Deutsch.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1995). Quantifiers: Configurations and Interpretations.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1993). Review of Ekkehard König: The Meaning of Focus Particles. Nordic Journal of Linguistics.  ISSN 0332-5865.  16(2), s 179- 189
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1992). Semantikk.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1992). The Generation of Noun Phrases: Adequacy and Anaphora.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1988). A Model for Discourse Particles.
  • Sæbø, Kjell Johan (1985). Notwendige Bedingungen im Deutschen: zur Semantik modalisierter Sätze.

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