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Part of Key Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics

  • Date Published: June 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107125650

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  • An accessible and thorough introduction to implicatures, a key topic in all frameworks of pragmatics. Starting with a definition of the various types of implicatures in Gricean, neo-Gricean and post-Gricean pragmatics, the book covers many important questions for current pragmatic theories, namely: the distinction between explicit and implicit forms of pragmatic enrichment, the criteria for drawing a line between semantic and pragmatic meaning, the relations between the structure of language (syntax) and its use (pragmatics), the social and cognitive factors underlying the use of implicatures by native speakers, and the factors influencing their acquisition for children and second language learners. Written in non-technical language, Implicatures will appeal to students and teachers in linguistics, applied linguistics, psychology and sociology, who are interested in how language is used for communication, and how children and learners develop pragmatic skills.

    • Provides a global view of past and present research on implicatures
    • Explains in accessible language empirical research findings, providing readers with a clear understanding
    • Shows readers how different interfaces of pragmatics are situated within theories of language and how they interact with social and cognitive psychology
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107125650
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 143 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 21 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theoretical Foundations:
    1. Ordinary language philosophy and the birth of pragmatics
    2. Linguistic theory and pragmatics
    3. Relevance theory and the broadening of pragmatics to explicit meaning
    Part II. Types of Implicatures:
    4. Particularized Conversational Implicatures: why there are conversational implicatures
    5. Conventional implicature and presupposition: formal semantics and pragmatics
    6. Generalized conversational implicatures: Gricean, neo-Gricean and post-Gricean pragmatics
    Part III. Empirical Evidence:
    7. Implicatures and language processing
    8. The acquisition of implicatures in the course of first language development
    9. Implicatures and second language acquisition

  • Authors

    Sandrine Zufferey, Universität Bern, Switzerland
    Sandrine Zufferey is full professor of French linguistics at the Universität Bern, Switzerland.

    Jacques Moeschler, Université de Genève
    Jacques Moeschler is full professor of French Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics, Université de Genève, Switzerland.

    Anne Reboul, Institute for Cognitive Sciences-Marc Jeannerod, CNRS UMR 5304
    Anne Reboul is a senior researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris.

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