Lexical Pragmatics and Theory of Mind

The acquisition of connectives

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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.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
ix
Introduction
1–3
Chapter 1. The concept of theory of mind in pragmatics
5–25
Chapter 2. The co-acquisition of language and theory of mind
27–51
Chapter 3. Insights from autism on language and theory of mind
53–72
Chapter 4. Language as a window into children's developing theory of mind
73–95
Chapter 5. Discourse connectives and theory of mind
97–122
Chapter 6. Empirical study on the acquisition of the French connective parce que
123–146
Chapter 7. Empirical study on the acquisition of the French connective puisque
147–172
Conclusion
173–176
Bibliography
177–189
Index
191–192
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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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010032383