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Title: Perspectives on Language Use and Pragmatics
Subtitle: A volume in memory of Sorin Stati
Edited By: Alessandro Capone
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Pragmatics 16


Alessandro Capone, University of Palermo.
Maria Helena Araújo Carreira, University of Paris 8
Cristiano Castelfranchi, CNR, Rome
Marcelo Dascal, Tel Aviv University
Larissa A. Drechsler, University of Wien
Bart Garssen, University of Amsterdam
Catherine Kerbrat-Orecchioni, Université Lumière Lyon 2
Cornelia Ilie, Örebro University
Franco Lo Piparo, University of Palermo
Jeanne Martinet, Fontenay-aux-Roses
Michael Metzeltin, University of Wien
Jacob L. Mey, Odense University
Jacques Moeschler, University of Geneva
Fabio Paglieri, CNR Rome
Daniela Pirazzini University of Bonn
Bernard Pottier, Sorbonne University
Jackie Schön, University of Tolouse
Milena Srpovà, University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris
Harro Stammerjohann, Frankfurt am Main
Frans van Eemeren, University of Amsterdam
Dorota Zielinska, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Henriette Walter, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris / University of
Haute- Bretagne, Rennes

Table of contents

Introduction, 1

Henriette Walter, Sorin Stati, l'homme et le savant, 7

Jeanne Martinet, Sorin Stati et la SILF, 9

Milena Srpovà, La variètè culturelle dans la traduction et ses traitements
linguistiques, 19

Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen, Linguistic criteria for judging
composition and division fallacies, 36

Catherine Kerbrat-Orecchioni, Pour une approche transphrastique des actes
de langage, 54

Marcelo Dascal, Types of Polemics and Types of Polemical Moves, 79

Fabio Paglieri, Cristiano Castelfranchi, In parsimony we trust:
roots of linguistic cooperation, 102

Cornelia Ilie, Ideologically biased definitions as institutionally
legitimating arguments, 121

Alessandro Capone, On Pragmemes again. Dealing with death, 153

Alessandro Capone, Pragmemes revisited (conflicts and power within the
class), 174

Dorota Zielinska, Prepositions and explicature from the perspective of the
selective mode of language use in the quantized c-field (SMLU) approach, 187

Maria Helena Araújo Carreira La désignation de la personne en portugais :
le point de vue de la proxémique verbale, 225

Jacques Moeschler, Is pragmatics of discourse possible? 231

Daniela Pirazzini, Concessivity on the argumentative level of reported
discourse, 255

Bernard Pottier, À propos des relations sémantiques interlexicales, 275

Michael Metzeltin, Larissa A. Drechsler, How much can we expect of the
study of semantics if we accept the indefinable nature of meaning? 287

Franco Lo Piparo, Gramsci e Wittgenstein. An intriguing connection, 302

Henriette Walter, Face à la mondialisation, le français et les langues
règionales en France, 338

Harro Stammerjohann, Vom unauffälligen Sprechen. Explication de texte, 349

Jacob L. Mey, Discours prononcé à l’occasion de la promotion à ‘Docteur
Honoris Causa’, Université de Bucharest, le 10 octobre 2006, 357

Jackie Schön, De l’inégalité dans les échanges langagiers avec exemples en
français, 362

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783929075724
Pages: 250
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