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LINGUIST List 16.2481

Thu Aug 25 2005

Books: Semantics/Pragmatics/Corpus Ling: Bultinck

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        1.    Ellie Brown, Numerous Meanings: Bultinck


Message 1: Numerous Meanings: Bultinck
Date: 24-Aug-2005
From: Ellie Brown <Ellie.Brownelsevier.com>
Subject: Numerous Meanings: Bultinck


Title: Numerous Meanings
Subtitle: The Meaning of English Cardinals and the Legacy of Paul Grice
Series Title: Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface: Volume 15
Published: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
                http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics

Author: Bert Bultinck, Antwerp University Association, Belgium
Hardback: ISBN: 0080445578 Pages: 327 Price: U.S. $ 99.95
Abstract:

Outlandish as it may seem to the uninitiated, the meaning of English
cardinal numbers has been the object of many heated and fascinating
debates. Notwithstanding the numerous important objections that have been
formulated in the last three decades, the (neo-)Gricean, scalar account is
still the standard semantic description of numerals. In this book, Bultinck
writes the history of this implicature-driven approach and demonstrates
that it suffers from methodological insecurity and postulates highly
non-conventional meanings of numerals as their "literal meaning", while it
confuses the level of lexical semantics with that of utterances and cannot
deal with a large number of counter-examples. Relying on the results of an
extensive corpus-based analysis, an alternative account of the meaning of
English cardinals and the ways in which their interpretation is influenced
by other linguistic elements is presented. As such, this analysis
constitutes a prism that offers today's linguist an iridescent history of
one of the most fascinating, if often misconstrued, topics in contemporary
meaning research: the conversational implicatures.

"Bert Bultinck's book presents rich empirical data, backed by sound
theoretical understanding, which results in a strong challenge to standard
neo-Gricean approaches and makes a valuable contribution to research on the
semantics and pragmatics of number terms."
Robyn Carston, University College London, UK

"Bultinck's Numerous Meanings is a unique contribution to the semantics and
pragmatics of cardinal numbers, taking Grice's theory of implicatures to
its limits, and raising numerous and original questions about meaning along
the way."
Jef Verschueren, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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