Perspectives on Linguistic Pragmatics

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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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Contents

1 Meaning Semantics and Semiotics
1
2 Clinical Pragmatics and Theory of Mind
23
3 Relevance Theory
57
4 Relevance Theory Semantic Content and Pragmatic Enrichment
99
5 Explicatures are NOT Cancellable
131
6 The Pragmatics of Indirect Reports and Slurring
152
Incrementality and the Emergence of Joint Intentionality
185
8 Logophoricity and NeoGricean TruthConditional Pragmatics
217
12 Layered Discourse Representation Theory
311
13 On the Conversational Basis of Some Presuppositions
328
14 The Salience Theory of Definiteness
349
15 On the Dynamic Relations Between Common Ground and Presupposition
375
16 What can Pragmaticists Learn from Studying Artificial Languages?
397
17 Implicit Propositions in an Argumentative Approach
433
18 Automatic and Controlled Processes in Pragmatics
442
19 The Mechanism of the FormContent Correlation Process in the Paradigm of SocioNatural Sciences
469

9 Some Notes on Points of View
243
A View from Linguistics
263
11 What is Common Ground?
285
Calculus or Pragmatic Act?
523
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