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Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning

Semantics and Pragmatics: Drawing a Line

Editors: Depraetere, Ilse, Salkie, Raphael (Eds.)

  • Truly interdisciplinary: Linguists from various schools, and philosophers of language 
  • Offers new dialogues: Interaction between specific linguistic theories and logical and philosophical approaches that have as yet not interacted
  • Includes genuine dialogue, reflected in the format of the book: Target papers followed by response papers
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This book explores new territory at the interface between semantics and pragmatics, reassessing a number of linguistic phenomena in the light of recent advances in pragmatic theory. It presents stimulating insights by experts in linguistics and philosophy, including Kent Bach, Philippe de Brabanter, Max Kölbel and François Recanati. The authors begin by reassessing the definition of four theoretical concepts: saturation, free pragmatic enrichment, completion and expansion. They go on to confront (sub)disciplines that have addressed similar issues but that have not necessarily been in close contact, and then turn to questions related to reported speech, modality, indirect requests and prosody.

Chapters investigate lexical pragmatics and (cognitive) lexical semantics and other interactions involving experimental pragmatics, construction grammar, clinical linguistics, and the distinction between mental and linguistic content. The authors bridge the gap between different disciplines, subdisciplines and methodologies, supporting cross-fertilization of ideas and indicating the empirical studies that are needed to test current theoretical concepts and push the theory further.

Readers will find overviews of the ways in which concepts are defined, empirical data with which they are illustrated and explorations of the theoretical frameworks in which concepts are couched.  This exciting exchange of ideas has its origins in the editors’ workshop series on the theme ‘The semantics/pragmatics interface: linguistic, logical and philosophical perspectives’, held at the University of Lille 3 in 2012-13. Scholars of linguistics, logic and philosophy and those interested in the research benefits of crossing disciplines will find this work both accessible and thought-provoking, especially those with an interest in pragmatic theory or semantics.

About the authors

Ilse Depraetere has held positions at KULeuven (Campus Kortrijk) and KUBrussel and is currently Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Lille 3. She is a member of the research group Savoirs, Textes, Langage (UMR 8163 STL). 
Raphael Salkie is Professor of Language Studies at the University of Brighton. He has taught at the Universities of Poitiers, Paris XIII, Paris VII, and Lille3, as well as the University of Zimbabwe.
Both Editors have published widely on tense, aspect and modality, the semantics/pragmatics interface being in the foreground of their publications. They organised and actively contributed to the workshop series ‘The semantics/pragmatics interface: linguistic, logical and philosophical perspectives’. Both have been involved in translation teaching and research. Their joint publication, ‘Tense’, appeared in the Routledge Handbook of Semantics, Nick Riemer (ed.), published in 2015.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Depraetere, Ilse (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

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  • Free Pragmatic Enrichment, Expansion, Saturation, Completion: A View from Linguistics

    Depraetere, Ilse (et al.)

    Pages 11-37

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  • Drawing More Lines: Response to Depraetere and Salkie

    Bach, Kent

    Pages 39-52

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  • Is Pragmatics About Mind Reading?

    Chapman, Siobhan

    Pages 55-73

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  • Pragmatics Between Experiment and Rationality: Response to Chapman

    Benz, Anton

    Pages 75-84

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eBook 74,96 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Semantics and Pragmatics: Drawing a Line
Editors
  • Ilse Depraetere
  • Raphael Salkie
Series Title
Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32247-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32247-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32245-2
Series ISSN
2214-9120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 357
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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