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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Pragmatics
Edited By: Noel Burton-Roberts
Series Title: Palgrave Advances

This contribution to Palgrave's "Advances" series addresses a wide range of
issues that have arisen in post-Gricean pragmatic theory and presents a
range of theoretical positions and approaches. Distinguished authors whose
work is well known as lying at the interface of language, logic, linguistics,
psychology and cognitive science contribute to the current lively debate
within the field, with consideration of relevance theory, neo-Gricean
pragmatics, optimality -theoretic pragmatics and experimental work. Among
the specific topics covered are scalar implicature, lexical semantics and
pragmatics, concepts and concept-adjustment, indexicality, speech acts,
procedural meaning and the notion of 'constraint', the explicature-implicature
distinction, numerical expressions, the semantics and pragmatics of
negation and negative polarity items, and whether successful
communication involves 'shared content'.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403986991
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99