Numerous Meanings: The Meaning of English Cardinals and the Legacy of Paul Grice

Numerous Meanings: The Meaning of English Cardinals and the Legacy of Paul Grice

by Bert Bultinck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0080445578

ISBN-13: 9780080445571

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book presents an alternative account of the meaning of English cardinals and the ways in which their interpretation is influenced by other linguistic elements. Bert Bultinck offers the linguist an iridescent history of this often misconstrued topic in contemporary meaning research: the conversational implicatures.

Overview

This book presents an alternative account of the meaning of English cardinals and the ways in which their interpretation is influenced by other linguistic elements. Bert Bultinck offers the linguist an iridescent history of this often misconstrued topic in contemporary meaning research: the conversational implicatures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080445571
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Series:
Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface Series, #15
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Gricean Theory of Implications
Three Decades of Gricean Numerals
General Corpus Analysis of the Forms and Functions of English Cardinals
'At Least N', 'Exactly N', 'at Most N' and 'Absolute Value' Readings
Conclusion

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