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Title: Pragmatic Meaning and Cognition
Written By: Sophia S. A. Marmaridou

This book provides a good overview of philosophical and cognitive approaches to language use and meaning. A synthesis of such approaches leads to a dynamic concept of pragmatic meaning which is on the one hand grounded in cognition and motivated by linguistic and cultural convention and, on the other, creates a framework for studying the interactive and social dimensions of the development of meaning in linguistic communication. Through an experientialist approach based on connectionist models, the author shows that by internalizing pragmatic meaning people become social agents who reproduce, challenge or change their social parameters during interaction. Pragmatic Meaning and Cognition is suitable as a course book in Pragmatics and Semantics and of interest to those concerned with cognitive models and dynamic and social aspects of linguistic communication.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556199198
ISBN-13: 9781556199196
Prices: U.S. $ 155
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 155619837X
ISBN-13: 9781556198373
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027250871
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: NLG 130.00