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Books: Discourse Analysis/Semantics/Pragmatics

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  1. Joyce Reid, Discourse Analysis/Semantics/Pragmatics: Diane Blakemore

Message 1: Discourse Analysis/Semantics/Pragmatics: Diane Blakemore

Date: 18 Sep 2002 16:43:07 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis/Semantics/Pragmatics: Diane Blakemore

Cambridge University Press

Relevance and Linguistic Meaning
The Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse Markers

Diane Blakemore, University of Salford, UK

The importance of discourse markers (words like "so," "however," and
"well") lies in the theoretical questions they raise about the nature
of discourse and the relationship between linguistic meaning and
context. Diane Blakemore asserts that the exercise in classification
that has dominated discourse marker research should be replaced by the
investigation of the way in which linguistic expressions contribute to
the inferential processes involved in utterance understanding.


1. Meaning and truth 
2. Non-truth conditional meaning
3. Relevance and meaning 
4. Procedural meaning 
5. Relevance and discourse

Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 99

2002/208 pp.
052164007-5/Hb/List: $65.00

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