LINGUIST List 11.1505

Mon Jul 10 2000

Qs: Conversational Indirectness

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  1. claudiaguthoerl, Conversational Indirectness

Message 1: Conversational Indirectness

Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 12:14:30 +0200
From: claudiaguthoerl <>
Subject: Conversational Indirectness

Dear all,

I am going to write a thesis on indirectness, hesitation and ambiguity 
in conversation and I am therefore grateful for any references that 
would point me in the right direction. I am especially interested in 
non-conventional and inferential indirectness.
I will post a summary of references if I get enough response on that.
Any hints to off/on line sources would be greatly appreciated.
In addition, I am looking for the following articles: Susan Meredith 
Bert "Where does sociopragmatic ambiguity come from?", Claudia Brugman 
"Mental Spaces, Constructional Meaning and Pragmatic Ambiguity" and 
Nathalie Franken "Vagueness and Approximation in Relevance Theory". Does 
anybody know where these articles have been published?

Thanks for any information or help,
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