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Journal Title: Pragmatics & Cognition
Volume/Issue:   20/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 230 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

The Carneades model of argument invention
Douglas Walton and Thomas F. Gordon
1–31

Towards a cognitive pragmatics of collective remembering
Lucas M. Bietti
32–61

On local bars and imported beer
Richard Vallée
62–87

Speech acts, attitudes, and scientific practice: Can Searle handle ‘Assuming for
the sake of Hypothesis’?
Daniel J. McKaughan
88–106

Evaluative meaning: German idiomatic patterns, context, and the category of cause
Rita Finkbeiner
107–134

Linguistic synaesthesia, perceptual synaesthesia, and the interaction between
multiple sensory modalities
Irene Ronga, Carla Bazzanella, Ferdinando Rossi and Giandomenico Iannetti
135–167

The cognitive representation of nature in language: A taxonomy
Jesús Romero-Trillo and Tíscar Espigares
168–185

Participation configuration in a Nigerian university campus
Akin Odebunmi
186–215

Book reviews

Marta Spranzi, The Art of Dialectic between Dialogue and Rhetoric: The
Aristotelian Tradition
Reviewed by Vivianne de Castilho Moreira
217–221

Christian Plantin: Les bonnes raisons des émotions. Principes et méthode pour
l’étude du discours émotionné
Reviewed by Markku Roinila
222–228

Books received

Books received
229-230
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): German
Italian
 
LL Issue: 23.2679