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LINGUIST List 18.2352

Tue Aug 07 2007

Books: Sociolinguistics/Semantics/Pragmatics: Davis

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Implicature: Davis

Message 1: Implicature: Davis
Date: 06-Aug-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Implicature: Davis
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Title: Implicature
Subtitle: Intention, Convention, and Principle in the Failure of Gricean Theory
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/0521038065

Author: Wayne A. Davis
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521038065 Pages: 214 Price: U.S. $ 37.99

H. P. Grice's theory of implicature provides the leading paradigm for
research in pragmatics. Wayne Davis argues controversially that Gricean
theory does not work. In developing his argument the author explains that
the psycho-social principles actually define the social function of
implicature conventions, which contribute to the satisfaction of those
principles. By offering a searching and systematic critique of one of the
established doctrines in the philosophy of language, this challenging book
will be of particular importance to philosophers of language and linguists,
especially those working in pragmatics and sociolinguistics.


Part I. Concept and Theory:
1. The concept of implicature;
2. Theoretical importance;
3. Gricean theory;
4. Grice's razor;
5. Sufficiency;

Part II. Differentiation:
6. Quantity implicatures;
7. Tautology implicatures;
8. Conjunction implicatures;
9. Idioms;
10. Non-Gricean speech;

Part III. Determinacy and Calculability:
11. Background constraints;
12. The meaning constraint problem;
13. The rhetorical figure problem;
14. 'Indeterminate' implicatures;
15. Relevance implicatures;
16. Close-but implicatures;
17. Quantity implicatures: the possibility of ignorance;
18. Quantity implicatures: other possibilities;
19. Tautology implicatures;
20. Conjunction implicatures;
21. Conflicting principles;
22. 'Relevance' theory;
23. Modal implicatures;

Part IV. Presumption and Mutual Knowledge:
24. The cooperative presumption condition;
25. The presumption of relevance;
26. Mutual knowledge;
27. Meaning versus communication;
28. Implicature and inference;
29. The recognition of implicature;

Part V. The Existence of Implicature Conventions:
30. Conventions;
31. Quantity implicatures;
32. Tautology implicatures;
33. Conjunction implicatures;
34. Disjunction implicatures;
35. Modal implicatures;
36. Figures of speech;
37. Relevance implicatures;
38. Close-but implicatures;
39. Manner implicatures;
40. Interrogative and imperative implicatures;

Part VI. The Nature of Implicature Conventions:
41. First-order versus second-order semantic conventions;
42. Idioms;
43. Indirect speech-act conventions;
44. The role of conversational principles;
45. The principle of antecedent relation;
46. The universality of implicature conventions;
47. Conclusion;



Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng )

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