Lexical Pragmatics and Theory of Mind

The acquisition of connectives

Sandrine Zufferey | University of Geneva
ISBN 9789027256058 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027287571 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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The concept of theory of mind (ToM), a hot topic in cognitive psychology for the past twenty-five years, has gained increasing importance in the fields of linguistics and pragmatics. However, even though the relationship between ToM and verbal communication is now recognized, the extent, causality and full implications of this connection remain mostly to be explored. This book presents a comprehensive discussion of the interface between language, communication, and theory of mind, and puts forward an innovative proposal regarding the role of discourse connectives for this interface. The proposed analysis of connectives is tested from the perspective of their acquisition, using empirical methods such as corpus analysis and controlled experiments, thus placing the study of connectives within the emerging framework of experimental pragmatics.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 201] 2010.  ix, 192 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Lexical Pragmatics and Theory of Mind is a thorough investigation of the development of theory of mind and its role in linguistic communication of French-speaking children. Being centered on relatively seldom investigated linguistic structures, based on metarepresentation, for instance connectives such as "since", it is an extremely valuable contribution to a field which is presently the focus of a lot of attention.”
“Sandrine Zufferey's work belongs to a new type of linguistic research, combining strong theoretical issues and precise empirical results, coming from psycholinguistic and corpus methods. The result is not only impressive: it is a real contribution to the knowledge of the semantics and pragmatics of connectives.”
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CFDC: Language acquisition

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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