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The Handbook of Pragmatics / Edition 1
     

The Handbook of Pragmatics / Edition 1

by Laurence Horn, Gergory Ward
 

ISBN-10: 063122548X

ISBN-13: 9780631225485

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Wiley

The Handbook of Pragmatics is a collection of original articles that outline the central themes and challenges for current research in the field of linguistic pragmatics. The 32 articles, written by leading scholars, provide an authoritative and accessible introduction to the field, including an overview of the foundations of pragmatic theory and a detailed

Overview

The Handbook of Pragmatics is a collection of original articles that outline the central themes and challenges for current research in the field of linguistic pragmatics. The 32 articles, written by leading scholars, provide an authoritative and accessible introduction to the field, including an overview of the foundations of pragmatic theory and a detailed examination of the rich and varied theoretical and empirical subdomains of pragmatics.

This Handbook is a valuable resource for both students and professional researchers investigating the properties of meaning, reference, and context in natural language. It will be of particular interest to those exploring the interfaces of pragmatics with syntax, semantics, lexicon, philosophy of language, information theory, and cognitive psychology. The extensive bibliography serves as a self-contained research tool for those working in the general area of pragmatics and allied fields in linguistics, philosophy and cognitive science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631225485
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series , #34
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Introduction.

Part I: The Domain Of Pragmatics.

1. Implicature. (Laurence R. Horn).

2. Presupposition. (Jay David Atlas).

3. Speech Acts. (Jerrold Sadock).

4. Reference. (Gregory Carlson).

5. Deixis. (Stephen C. Levinson).

6. Definiteness And Indefiniteness. (Barbara Abbott).

Part II: Pragmatics And Discourse Structure.

7. Information Structure And Non-canonical Syntax. (Betty Birner and Gregory Ward).

8. Topic And Focus. (Jeanette K. Gundel and Thorstein Fretheim).

9. Context In Dynamic Interpretation. (Craige Roberts).

10. Discourse Markers. (Diane Blakemore).

11. Discourse Coherence. (Andy Kehler).

12. The Pragmatics Of Non-Sentences. (Robert J. Stainton).

13. Anaphora And the Pragmatics-Syntax Interface. (Yan Huang).

14. Empathy And Direct Discourse Perspectives. (Susumu Kuno).

15. The Pragmatics of Deferred Interpretation. (Geoff Nunberg).

16. Pragmatics of Language Performance. (Herbert H. Clark).

17. Constraints on Ellipsis and Event Reference. (Andrew Kehler and Gregory Ward).

Part III Pragmatics And Its Interfaces.

18. Some Interactions of Pragmatics And Grammar. (Georgia M. Green).

19. Pragmatics and Argument Structure. (Adele Goldberg).

20. Pragmatics and Semantics. (François Récanati).

21. Pragmatics and the Philosophy of Language. (Kent Bach).

22. Pragmatics and the Lexicon. (Reinhard Blutner).

23. Pragmatics and Intonation. ( Julia Hirschberg).

24. Historical Pragmatics. (Elizabeth Closs Traugott).

25. Pragmatics and Language Acquisition. (Eve V. Clark).

26. Pragmatics and Computational Linguistics. (Daniel Jurafsky).

Part IV: Pragmatics And Cognition.

27. Relevance Theory. (Deirdre Wilson and Dan Sperber).

28. Relevance Theory and the Saying/Implicating Distinction. (Robyn Carston).

29. Pragmatics and Cognitive Linguistics. (Gilles Fauconnier).

30. Pragmatic Aspects of Grammatical Constructions. (Paul Kay).

31. The Pragmatics of Polarity. (Michael Israel).

32. Abduction in Natural Language Understanding. (Jerry R. Hobbs).

Bibliography.

Index

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