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Title: Pragmatics and the Flexibility of Word Meaning
Edited By: K. Bibok
E. Nimeth

Recently, the investigation of word meaning in utterances has connected two different fields: lexical semantics and pragmatics. A new linguistic discipline, namely lexical pragmatics is emerging. The eleven papers of the present book constitute a unit in the sense that they have a common aim: to explore the interaction between lexical semantics and pragmatics. The authors examine phenomena such as productive sense extension, regular polysemy, multifunctionality, implicit arguments and predicates, and non-typical anaphoric pronouns, on the basis of linguistic data, for instance, from English,
Norwegian, Russian, and Hungarian, as well as using a great variety of frameworks (optimality framework, two-level semantics, the theory of generative lexicon, cognitive grammar, Gricean theory, and relevance theory).

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0080439713
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 342
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