Pragmatics

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This contribution to Palgrave's 'Advances' series addresses a wide range of issues that have arisen in post-Gricean pragmatic theory, in chapters by distinguished authors. Among the specific topics covered are scalar implicatures, lexical semantics and pragmatics, indexicality, procedural meaning, the semantics and pragmatics of negation. The volume includes both defences and critiques of Relevance Theory and of Neo-Gricean Pragmatics.

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Overview

This contribution to Palgrave's 'Advances' series addresses a wide range of issues that have arisen in post-Gricean pragmatic theory, in chapters by distinguished authors. Among the specific topics covered are scalar implicatures, lexical semantics and pragmatics, indexicality, procedural meaning, the semantics and pragmatics of negation. The volume includes both defences and critiques of Relevance Theory and of Neo-Gricean Pragmatics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403986986
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/24/2007
  • Series: Palgrave Advances Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

NOEL BURTON-ROBERTS is Professor of English Language and Linguistics, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of Analysing Sentences: Introduction to English Syntax, Phonological Knowledge: Conceptual and Empirical Issues (with Philip Carr and Gerard Docherty) and The Limits to Debate: A Revised Theory of Semantic Presupposition. He is the series editor (with Maggie Tallerman) for Palgrave Macmillan's Modern Linguistics series, and (with Richard Breheny) of Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
• Introduction—N.Burton-Roberts
• On a Pragmatic Explanation of Negative Polarity Licensing—J.D.Atlas
• Regressions in Pragmatics (and Semantics)—K.Bach
• Constraints, Concepts and Procedural Encoding—D.Blakemore
• Optimality Theoretic Pragmatics and the Explicature/Implicature Distinction—R.Blutner
• Varieties of Semantics and Encoding: Negation, Narrowing/Loosening and Numericals—N.Burton-Roberts
• Relevance Theory and Shared Content—H.Cappelen & E.Lepore
• Concepts and Word Meaning in Relevance Theory—M.Groefsema
• Neo-Gricean Pragmatics: A Manichaean Manifesto—L.Horn
• The Why and How of Experimental Pragmatics: The Case of 'Scalar Inferences'—I.Noveck & D.Sperber
• Indexicality, Context, and Pretence: A Speech-Act Theoretic Account—F.Recanati
• A Unitary Approach to Lexical Pragmatics: Relevance, Inference and Ad Hoc Concepts—D.Wilson & R.Carston
• Index

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