Experimental Pragmatics/Semantics

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| Gutenberg University Mainz
| Georg-August University Göttingen
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In recent years, a lively debate ensued on an old issue, namely the proper distinction between semantics and pragmatics against the background of the classical Gricean distinction between ‘what is said’ and ‘what is implicated’. From a linguist’s point of view, however, there has always been a regrettable lack of empirical data in this otherwise sophisticated debate. Recently, a new strand of research emerged under the name of experimental pragmatics, the attempt to gain experimental data on pragmatic and semantic issues by using psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic methods. This volume brings together work by scholars engaging in experimental research on the semantics/pragmatics distinction. The contribution of experimental pragmatics to pragmatic and semantic theory is discussed from a number of different angles, ranging from implicature and pragmatic enrichment to pragmatic acquisition, pragmatic impairment, and pragmatic processing. In addition, methodological issues are discussed. The contributions will appeal to theoretical linguists, psycholinguists, neurolinguists, and language philosophers.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 175]  2011.  x, 240 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
List of contributors
ix–x
Introduction: Experimental research at the pragmatics/semantics interface
Jörg Meibauer and Markus Steinbach
1–18
The development of conversational competence in children with Specific Language Impairment
Robert M. Kurtz and Ronnie B. Wilbur
19–42
The impact of literal meaning on what-is-said
Frank Liedtke
43–62
Discourse under control in ambiguous sentences
Vincenzo Moscati
63–77
Pragmatic children: How German children interpret sentences with and without the focus particle only
Anja Müller, Petra Schulz and Barbara Höhle
79–100
Adult response uniformity distinguishes semantics from pragmatics: Implications for child language
Leah R. Paltiel-Gedalyovich
101–127
Numerals and scalar implicatures
Daniele Panizza and Gennaro Chierchia
129–150
Meaning in the objects
Katharina Rohlfing
151–176
Blocking modal enrichment (tatsächlich)
Hans-Christian Schmitz
177–197
The hepatitis called …: Electrophysiological evidence for enriched composition
Petra B. Schumacher
199–219
The role of QUD and focus on the scalar implicature of most
Arjen Zondervan
221–238
Index
239–240
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011000205 | Marc record