Chapter published in:Implicitness: From lexis to discourse
Edited by Piotr Cap and Marta Dynel
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 276] 2017
► pp. 1–12
Familiar terra incognita in pragmatics
The aim of this chapter is to shed light on the concept behind the label “implicitness”, which is ubiquitous in the pragmatic scholarship but has rarely constituted the focus of attention per se. In the teeth of the intuitive use of the label, which seems synonymous with “indirectness” used in some research traditions, an organizing conception of implicitness phenomena is provided and advanced. Implicitness is presented as encompassing both the use and the system side and, importantly, the cases where different-size phrasal, sentential and textual carriers of indirect meaning can be identified. This view is reflected in the content of the present volume.
Keywords: implicitness, indirectness, implicit meaning, research in implicitness, levels of analysis
Published online: 30 June 2017
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