Perspectives on Linguistic Pragmatics
Alessandro Capone, Franco Lo Piparo, Marco Carapezza
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 26, 2013 - Philosophy - 543 pages
This volume provides insight into linguistic pragmatics from the perspective of linguists who have been influenced by philosophy. Theory of Mind and perspectives on point of view are presented along with other topics including: semantics vs. semiotics, clinical pragmatics, explicatures, cancellability of explicatures, interactive language use, reference, common ground, presupposition, definiteness, logophoricity and point of view in connection with pragmatic inference, pragmemes and language games, pragmatics and artificial languages, the mechanism of the form/content correlation from a pragmatic point of view, amongst other issues relating to language use. Relevance Theory is introduced as an important framework, allowing readers to familiarize themselves with technical details and linguistic terminology.
This book follows on from the first volume: both contain the work of world renowned experts who discuss theories relevant to pragmatics. Here, the relationship between semantics and pragmatics is explored: conversational explicatures are a way to bridge the gap in semantics between underdetermined logical forms and full propositional content.
These volumes are written in an accessible way and work well both as a stimulus to further research and as a guide to less experienced researchers and students who would like to know more about this vast, complex, and difficult field of inquiry.
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3 Relevance Theory
4 Relevance Theory Semantic Content and Pragmatic Enrichment
5 Explicatures are NOT Cancellable
6 The Pragmatics of Indirect Reports and Slurring
Incrementality and the Emergence of Joint Intentionality
8 Logophoricity and NeoGricean TruthConditional Pragmatics
12 Layered Discourse Representation Theory
13 On the Conversational Basis of Some Presuppositions
14 The Salience Theory of Definiteness
15 On the Dynamic Relations Between Common Ground and Presupposition
16 What can Pragmaticists Learn from Studying Artificial Languages?
17 Implicit Propositions in an Argumentative Approach
18 Automatic and Controlled Processes in Pragmatics
19 The Mechanism of the FormContent Correlation Process in the Paradigm of SocioNatural Sciences
9 Some Notes on Points of View
A View from Linguistics
11 What is Common Ground?
Calculus or Pragmatic Act?