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Mon Oct 11 2021

Books: Implicatures: Zufferey, Moeschler, Reboul

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 10-Oct-2021
From: Eleanor Hennerley <>
Subject: Implicatures: Zufferey, Moeschler, Reboul
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Title: Implicatures
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Sandrine Zufferey
Author: Jacques Moeschler
Author: Anne Reboul
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107565234 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 32.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107565234 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107565234 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 29.17

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title.

An accessible and thorough introduction to implicatures, a key topic in all frameworks of pragmatics. Starting with a definition of the various types of implicatures in Gricean, neo-Gricean and post-Gricean pragmatics, the book covers many important questions for current pragmatic theories, namely: the distinction between explicit and implicit forms of pragmatic enrichment, the criteria for drawing a line between semantic and pragmatic meaning, the relations between the structure of language (syntax) and its use (pragmatics), the social and cognitive factors underlying the use of implicatures by native speakers, and the factors influencing their acquisition for children and second language learners. Written in non-technical language, Implicatures will appeal to students and teachers in linguistics, applied linguistics, psychology and sociology, who are interested in how language is used for communication, and how children and learners develop pragmatic skills.

Part I. Theoretical Foundations: 1. Ordinary language philosophy and the birth of pragmatics; 2. Linguistic theory and pragmatics; 3. Relevance theory and the broadening of pragmatics to explicit meaning; Part II. Types of Implicatures: 4. Particularized Conversational Implicatures: why there are conversational implicatures; 5. Conventional implicature and presupposition: formal semantics and pragmatics; 6. Generalized conversational implicatures: Gricean, neo-Gricean and post-Gricean pragmatics; Part III. Empirical Evidence: 7. Implicatures and language processing; 8. The acquisition of implicatures in the course of first language development; 9. Implicatures and second language acquisition; Conclusion.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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