LINGUIST List 14.812

Thu Mar 20 2003

Books: Pragmatics/Semantics, Spanish: Blackwell

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Message 1: Implicatures in Discourse: Blackwell

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 11:28:53 +0000
From: paul <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Implicatures in Discourse: Blackwell


			
Title: Implicatures in Discourse
Subtitle: The case of Spanish NP anaphora
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 105
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins 
 http://www.benjamins.com/, http://www.benjamins.nl		 
			
Book URL:
http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P_bns_105
 
Author: Sarah E. Blackwell, University of Georgia 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588112799, Pages: xvi, 303 pp., Price: USD 87.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253455, Pages: xvi, 303 pp., Price: EUR 87.00
			
Abstract:

Implicatures in Discourse examines Spanish conversations and oral
narratives in order to seek support for a pragmatic theory of
anaphora. Blackwell argues that the use of anaphoric expressions may
be considered conversational implicatures that give rise to inferences
of coreference and non-coreference. Her analysis shows how speakers
abide by Levinson's 'neo-Gricean' principles of Quantity,
Informativeness, and Manner, but that grammatical, semantic,
cognitive, and pragmatic constraints interact with the neo-Gricean
principles, influencing anaphora use and interpretation. The study
also reveals how mutual knowledge, including familiarity with Spanish
social and cultural norms, enables interlocutors to use and comprehend
minimal referring expressions, which cultural outsiders may not be
able to interpret. While drawing on earlier work on anaphora and
reference, this book offers a fresh look at discourse anaphora, and
sheds light on the ways in which speakers felicitously use and
interpret anaphoric expressions in a variety of communicative
contexts.


Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations used in Glosses ix 
Preface xi-xiii 
Introduction 1-9 
The neo-Grecian Pragmatic Approach to Anaphora 11-49
Social,Functional,and Cognitive Approaches to Reference: Evidence of
the neo-Gricean Principles and the Consistency Constraints on Anaphora
51-95
NP Anaphora in Spanish Conversation: Minimization and Pragmatic
Inference 97-173
The Use of Referring Expressions in Spanish Narrative Discourse
175-249
Conclusions 251-259 
Notes 261-271 
References 273-283 
Appendix:Transcription Conventions 285-286 
Author Index 287 
Subject Index

Lingfield(s): Pragmatics
		Semantics
			 
Subject Language(s): Spanish (Language code: SPN)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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