Yan Huang provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the central topics in pragmatics--implicature, presupposition, speech acts, and deixis. He also includes three 'interface' chapters on pragmatics and cognition (including relevance theory), pragmatics and semantics, and pragmatics and syntax. The survey and analyses are based on a rich collection of data drawn from a wide range of the world's languages.
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addressee adverbs of space analysis anaphoric expression Anderson and Keenan Austin Australian aboriginal languages Bach cancelled Carston Chapter Chinese Chomsky clause co-operative principle cognitive concept context contrast conventional conversational implicature conversationally implicated coreferential interpretation deictic adverbs deictic centre deictic expressions deixis Diessel discourse discussion distinction encoded English example explicature felicity conditions Fillmore Finally Fodorian Grice Horn Horn-scale Huang I-principle illocutionary acts illocutionary force indirect speech act John king of France language lexical items linguistic linguistic expression marked Mary maxims meaning metalinguistic negation neo-Gricean pragmatic theories notion perlocutionary acts person plural politeness potential presupposition pragmatic inference pragmatic intrusion pragmatically enriched predicate presupposition principle of relevance pronominals pronouns Q-scaiar implicature r-expression Recanati reference reflexive relevance theory Searle's Section semantic semantics and pragmatics sentence social deixis speaker Sperber and Wilson syntactic syntax theory of conversational tion truth conditions types underdeterminacy University utterance versus