Implicitness

From lexis to discourse

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| University of Łódź
| University of Łódź
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Although the term implicitness is ubiquitous in the pragmatic scholarship, it has rarely constituted the focus of attention per se. This book aims to help crystallize the concept of implicitness by defining its linguistic boundaries, as well as specifying and exploring its different communicative manifestations. The contributions by leading specialists scrutinize the main conceptualizations, forms and occurrences of implicitness (such as implicature, impliciture, explicature, entailment, presupposition, etc.) at different levels of linguistic organization. The volume focuses on phrasal, sentential, and discursive phenomena, showcasing the richness and variety of implicit forms of communication, systematizing (where possible) the existing analytic perspectives, and identifying the most productive procedures for further exploration. Taken together, the chapters exhibit theoretical differences that hinder a consensus on the nature of implicitness, but they simultaneously reveal methodological points of contact and raise common questions, thereby signposting a future analytic agenda. The book will appeal to both theoretically and empirically minded scholars working within and across the disciplines of Pragmatics, Semantics, Language Philosophy, Discourse Analysis, and Communication Studies.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 276]  2017.  vi, 306 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Implicitness: Familiar terra incognita in pragmatics
Marta Dynel and Piotr Cap
1–12
Part I. Word and phrase
Chapter 2. What’s a reading?
Mira Ariel
15–36
Chapter 3. Pronouns and implicature
Wayne A. Davis
37–66
Chapter 4. Implicitness in the lexis: Lexical narrowing and neo-Gricean pragmatics
Yan Huang
67–94
Chapter 5. Zero subject anaphors and extralinguistically motivated subject pro-drop in Hungarian language use
Enikő Németh T.
95–118
Part II. Sentence and utterance
Chapter 6. Implicitness via overt untruthfulness: Grice on Quality-based figures of speech
Marta Dynel
121–145
Chapter 7. Lexical pragmatics and implicit communication
Deirdre Wilson and Patricia Kolaiti
147–175
Chapter 8. Indirect ritual offence – A study on elusive impoliteness
Dániel Z. Kádár
177–199
Chapter 9. Implicitness in the use of situation-bound utterances
Istvan Kecskes
201–215
Chapter 10. Thematic silence as a speech act
Dennis Kurzon
217–232
Part III. Text and discourse
Chapter 11. The dynamics of discourse: Quantity meets quality
Anita Fetzer
235–257
Chapter 12. Why don’t you tell it explicitly?: Personal/subpersonal accounts of implicitness
Marco Mazzone
259–279
Chapter 13. Implicature and the inferential substrate
Michael Haugh
281–304
Index
305–306
Implicitness: From lexis to discourse is a valuable contribution for anyone with a strong background in pragmatics who may be (too) prone to utilize the concept ‘implicitness’ without exactly knowing what it (implicitly) conveys. The book covers a very wide range of topics on implicitness, so that every scholar will be able to learn what makes an utterance implicit or how meaning is implicitly construed in interaction.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017013253 | Marc record