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Books: Pragmatics: Kecskes, Horn (Eds)

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Date: 05-Jul-2007
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Subject: Explorations in Pragmatics: Kecskes, Horn (Eds)

Title: Explorations in Pragmatics Subtitle: Linguistic, Cognitive and Intercultural Aspects Series Title: Mouton Series in Pragmatics 1 Published: 2007 Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

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Editor: Istvan Kecskes Editor: Laurence R. Horn Hardback: ISBN: 9783110193664 Pages: 348 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110193664 Pages: 348 Price: U.S. $ 132.30

This collection of papers embodies the dynamism and diversity of the fieldof pragmatics. Its authors represent ten different countries and exemplifyresearch across all aspects of pragmatics, along with the interrelationsbetween pragmatics proper and such neighboring disciplines as cognitivepsychology, philosophy of language, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, andcommunication. Recent theoretical and empirical advances in these fieldshave motivated scholars to reexamine and revise some of the central tenetsof pragmatics, and it is this reexamination which lies at the heart of thepapers in this volume.

From the Contents:

IntroductionIstvan Kecskes and Laurence R. Horn

Part I: Philosophical and Linguistic AspectsWhat is language: Some preliminary remarks, John R. Searle;Toward a Fregean pragmatics: Voraussetzung, Nebengedanke, Andeutung,Laurence R. Horn

Part II: Cognitive AspectsThe role of explicature in communication and in interculturalcommunication, Jacques Moeschler;Illocutionary constructions: Cognitive motivation and linguisticrealization, Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza and Annalisa Baicchi;"A good Arab is not a dead Arab - a racist incitement": On theaccessibility of negated concepts, Rachel Giora

Part III: Intercultural AspectsDeveloping pragmatics interculturally, Jacob L. Mey;Formulaic language in English Lingua Franca, Istvan Kecskes;Language evolution, pragmatic inference, and the use of English as a linguafranca, Peter Grundy;On non-reductionalist intercultural pragmatics and methodologicalprocedure, Gitte Kristiansen and Dirk Geeraerts;From downgrading to (over) intensifying: a pragmatic study in English andFrench, Hélène Margerie;Toward a universal notion of face for a universal notion of cooperation,Marina Terkourafi

Of Interest to: Research Libraries, Researchers and Advanced Students ofLinguistics (Pragmatics, Cognitive Linguistics).

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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)                             French (fra)
Written In: English (eng )

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