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vi, 340 p. : ill.
  • section I. General concepts
  • section II. Acquiring inferential abilities
  • section III. Grammar, meaning, and enrichment
  • section IV. Constraints, memes, and constructions.
x, 157 p.
Jonathan Berg argues for the Theory of Direct Belief, which treats having a belief about an individual as an unmediated relation between the believer and the individual the belief is about. After a critical review of alternative positions, Berg uses Grice's theory of conversational implicature to provide a detailed pragmatic account of substitution failure in belief ascriptions and goes on to defend this view against objections, including those based on an unwarranted Inner Speech Picture of Thought. The work serves as a case study in pragmatic explanation, dealing also with methodological issues about context-sensitivity in language and the relation between semantics and pragmatics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781614510826 20160612
xi, 272 p. : ill.
This collection of essays by the Linguistic Politeness Research Group represents the results of over a decade of the group's research, discussions, seminars and conferences on the subject of linguistic politeness. The volume brings together cutting edge essays reflecting the range of discursive approaches to the analysis of politeness and impoliteness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110238679 20160614
vi, 391 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
This book aims to disseminate at an international level a set of innovative studies whose descriptive and applied point of reference is the Catalan language. The volume constitutes a significant contribution to the field of intercultural pragmatics and also to a broad range of grammatical and cognitive issues which have been approached from the pragmatic perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110238693 20160607
Green Library
xi, 333 p.
Studies on the nature of quotation have become a topic of growing interest among linguists and philosophers of language. What is the function and logical status of quotations? How can an analysis of quotation help to develop a general theory of the semantics-pragmatics interface? This volume is a collection of original papers by leading researchers in the field on such issues and related linguistic and philosophical aspects of quotations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110240085 20160608
vi, 356 p. : ill.
This volume brings together original papers by linguists and philosophers on the role of context and perspective in language and thought. Several contributions are concerned with the contextualism/relativism debate, which has loomed large in recent philosophical discussions. In a substantial introduction, the editors survey the field and map out the relevant issues and positions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110227772 20160605
ix, 426 p.
  • pt. 1. Issue of referentiality
  • pt. 2. Secular implicatures and beyond
  • pt. 3. Pragmatic ways from words to constructions and utterances.
To join the recent debate on data problem in linguistics, this collection of papers provides complex dual purpose analyses at the interface of semantics and pragmatics (including historical, lexical, formal and experimental pragmatics). Based on several current theories and various types of data taken from a number of languages, it discusses object theoretical issues of referentiality, scalar implicatures, implicit arguments, grammaticalization, co-construction and syntactic alternationin their mutual connections to metatheoretical questions concerning the relationship between data and theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110240276 20160606
xxi, 364 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • (Instead of a) foreword / Gabriele Kasper
  • Pragmatic competence in Japanese as a second language : an introduction/ Naoko Taguchi
  • From a! to zo: Japanese pragmatics and its contribution to JSL/JFL pedagogy / Dina R. Yoshimi
  • Indexing stance in interaction with the Japanese desu/masu and plain forms / Kazuto Ishida
  • Advanced learners' honorific styles in emails and telephone calls / Keiko Ikeda
  • Subjectivity and pragmatic choice in L2 Japanese : emulating and resisting pragmatic norms / Noriko Ishihara and Elaine Tarone
  • Requesting in Japanese : the effect of instruction on JFL learners' pragmatic competence / Yumiko Tateyama
  • Influence of learning context on L2 pragmatic realization : A comparison between JSL and JFL learners' compliment responses / Takafumi Shimizu
  • Refusals in Japanese telephone conversations / Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska
  • Comprehending utterances in Japanese as a foreign language : formulaicity and literality / Akiko Hagiwara
  • Comprehension of indirect opinions and refusals in L2 Japanese / Naoko Taguchi
  • Blended learning for Japanese reactive tokens : effects of computer-led, instructor-led, and peer-based instruction / Takafumi Utashiro and Go Kawai
  • Development of the use of Japanese sentence-final particles through email correspondence / Tomomi Kakegawa
  • Commentary. The social turn in second language acquisition and Japanese pragmatics research : reflection on ideologies, methodologies and instructional implications / Junko Mori.
In the disciplines of applied linguistics and second language acquisition (SLA), the study of pragmatic competence has been driven by several fundamental questions: What does it mean to become pragmatically competent in a second language (L2)? How can we examine pragmatic competence to make inference of its development among L2 learners? In what ways do research findings inform teaching and assessment of pragmatic competence? This book explores these key issues in Japanese as a second/foreign language.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110218541 20160528
Green Library
xiv, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
In this book a pragmatics approach leads to a new understanding of culture as a system of parallel distributed cognition - and its role vis-a-vis society. 'Cultural models' relate actions to goals, values, emotional content, and context, and allow both systematic productivity and systematic variation across cultural and subcultural groups. They form the basic units of cultural action. Culture is shown to be a tool that people use rather than as something deeply internalized in their psyches.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110206074 20160527
Green Library
vi, 304 p. : ill.
This book presents current research that discusses some of the major issues in pragmatics from new perspectives, and directs attention to aspects of fundamental tenets that have been investigated only to a limited extent. Current pragmatic theories emphasize the importance of intention, cooperation, common ground, mutual knowledge, and relevance in executing communicative acts. However, recent research in cognitive psychology, linguistic pragmatics, and intercultural communication has raised questions that warrant some revision of these major tenets. These developments are addressed in the papers of the volume written by prominent scholars representing several disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110211474 20160605
vi, 276 p. : ill.
The recent history of linguistics has witnessed the development of some disciplines that were conceived apart but benefited from common intuitions. One example of this phenomenon is the relationship established throughout time between pragmatics and corpus linguistics. Although their arrival heralded the application of two paradigms based on distant theoretical principles, they always showed an interest in their mutual advances and their practical reconciliation gave birth to an intellectual synergy that proved very fruitful. The present volume is an homage to the symbiosis of pragmatics and corpus linguistics and gathers the works of some of the scholars that have striven to create the liaison between them for a better understanding of language.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110199024 20160605
vi, 348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The unique feature of the book is that the authors coming from ten different countries represent all aspects of pragmatics and address issues that have emerged as the result of current research in pragmatics proper and neighboring fields such as cognitive psychology, philosophy, bilingualism and communication. Recent theoretical and empirical work in these paradigms has directed attention to questions that warrant reexamination and revision of some of the central tenets and claims of the field of pragmatics, which is the main objective of each paper published in this volume.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110193664 20160528
Green Library
231 p.
The book addresses controversies around the conscious vs automatic processing of contextual information and the distinction between literal and nonliteral meaning. It sheds new light on the relation of the literal/nonliteral distinction to the distinction between the automatic and conscious retrieval of information. The question of literal meaning is inherently interwoven with the question of salience and defaults. This volume addresses these interconnected issues, stressing their mutual interdependence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110270679 20160612
x, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Dedicated to the memory of Peter Tiersma / Larry Solan
  • Introduction / Janet Giltrow
  • Telling it slant : toward a taxonomy of deception / Laurence R. Horn
  • Cooperation in Chinese courtroom discourse / Meizhen Liao and Yadi Sun
  • Inference and intention in legal interpretation / Nicholas Allott and Benjamin Shaer
  • Pragmatics and legal texts : how best to account for the gaps between literal meaning and communicative meaning / Brian G. Slocum
  • One ambiguity, three legal approaches / Lawrence M. Solan
  • Between similarity and analogy : rethinking the role of prototypes in law and cognitive linguistics / Angela Condello and Alexandra Arapinis
  • When is an insult a crime? : on diverging conceptualizations and changing legislation / Klaus P. Schneider and Dirk Zielasko
  • Pragmatic interpretation by judges : constrained performatives and the deployment of gender bias / Frances Olsen
  • Disguising the dynamism of the law in Canadian courts : judges using dictionaries / Shurli Makmillen and Margery Fee
  • Legal translation pragmatics : legal meaning as text-external convention, the case of 'chattels' / Svetlana V. Vlasenko
  • Calculating legal meanings? : drawbacks and opportunities of corpus-assisted legal linguistics to make the law (more) explicit / Friedemann Vogel
  • The common error in theories of adjudication : an inferentialist argument for a doctrinal conception / Ralf Poscher
  • On inferencing in law / Dieter Stein.
In legal interpretation, where does meaning come from? Law is made from language, yet law, unlike other language-related disciplines, has not so far experienced its "pragmatic turn" towards inference and the construction of meaning. This book investigates to what extent a pragmatically based view of l linguistic and legal interpretation can lead to new theoretical views for law and, in addition, to practical consequences in legal decision-making.With its traditional emphasis on  the letter of the law and the immutable stability of a text as legal foundation, law has been slow to take the pragmatic perspective: namely, the language-user 's experience and activity in making meaning. More accustomed to literal than to pragmatic notions of meaning, that is,  in the text rather than constructed by speakers and hearers  the disciplines of law may be culturally resistant to the pragmatic turn. By bringing together the different but complementary perspectives of pragmaticians and lawyers, this book addresses the issue of to what extent legal meaning can be productively analysed as deriving from resources beyond the text,  beyond the letter of the law.This collection re-visits the feasibility of the notion of literal meaning for legal interpretation and, at the same time, the feasibility of pragmatic meaning for law. Can explications of pragmatic meaning support court actions in the same way concepts of literal meaning have traditionally supported statutory interpretations and court judgements? What are the consequences of a user-based view of language for the law, in both its practices of interpretation and its definition of itself as a field? Readers will find in this collection means of approaching such questions, and promising routes for inquiry into the genre- and field-specific characteristics of inference in law.In many respects, the problem of literal vs. pragmatic meaning confined to the text vs. reaching beyond it  will appear to parallel the dichotomy in law between textualism and intentionalism. There are indeed illuminating connections between the pair of linguistic terms and the more publicly controversial legal ones. But the parallel is not exact, and the linguistic dichotomy is in any case anterior to the legal one. Even as linguistic-pragmatic investigation may serve legal domains, the legal questions themselves point back to central conditions of all linguistic meaning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501513268 20170821
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
This volume brings together two highly researched but also highly controversial concepts, those of politeness and implicature. A theory of implicature as social action and im/politeness as social practice is developed that opens up new ways of examining the relationship between them. It constitutes a fresh look at the issues involved that redresses the current imbalance between social and pragmatic accounts of im/politeness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110240061 20160618
Green Library


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