Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology

The Semantics and Pragmatics of Quotation

Editors: Saka, Paul, Johnson, Michael (Eds.)

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  • Includes contributions from a wide range of leading scholars on quotation in philosophy and linguistics
  • Illustrates cutting edge research on new topics such as quotation across split utterances in dialogue
  • Is the only edited volume on quotation that is not based on a conference
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The chapters in this volume address a variety of issues surrounding quotation, such as whether it is a pragmatic or semantic phenomenon, what varieties of quotation exist, and what speech acts are involved in quoting. Quotation poses problems for many prevailing theories of language. One fundamental principle is that for a language to be learnable, speakers must be able to derive the truth-conditions of sentences from the meanings of their parts. Another popular view is that indexical expressions like "I" display a certain fixity -- that they always refer to the speaker using them. Both of these tenets appear to be violated by quotation. 
This volume is suitable for scholars in philosophy of language, semantics, and pragmatics, and for graduate students in philosophy and linguistics. The book will also be useful for researchers in other fields that study quotation, including psychology and computer science.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Scare-Quoting and Incorporation

    Pages 3-34

    McCullagh, Mark

  • Blah, blah, blah: Quasi-quotation and Unquotation

    Pages 35-63

    Saka, Paul

  • Use-Mention Confusions in “Sloppy, Colloquial Speech”

    Pages 65-78

    Reimer, Marga

  • A Bridge from the Use-Mention Distinction to Natural Language Processing

    Pages 79-96

    Wilson, Shomir

  • Unity in the Variety of Quotation

    Pages 99-134

    Ludwig, Kirk (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Semantics and Pragmatics of Quotation
Editors
  • Paul Saka
  • Michael Johnson
Series Title
Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68747-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68747-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68746-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88651-0
Series ISSN
2214-3807
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 382
Number of Illustrations
148 b/w illustrations
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