Pragmatic Meaning and Cognition

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This book provides a good overview of philosophical and cognitive approaches to language use and meaning. A synthesis of such approaches leads to a dynamic concept of pragmatic meaning which is on the one hand grounded in cognition and motivated by linguistic and cultural convention and, on the other, creates a framework for studying the interactive and social dimensions of the development of meaning in linguistic communication. Through an experientialist approach based on connectionist models, the author shows that by internalizing pragmatic meaning people become social agents who reproduce, challenge or change their social parameters during interaction.

Pragmatic Meaning and Cognition is suitable as a course book in Pragmatics and Semantics and of interest to those concerned with cognitive models and dynamic and social aspects of linguistic communication.

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 72]  2000.  xii, 322 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
xi
Introduction
1
1. Theoretical Perspectives on Pragmatic Meaning
13
2. Towards an Experiential Approach to Pragmatic Meaning
42
3. On deixis
65
4. On presupposition
117
5. On Speech Acts
163
6. On Implicature
223
Conclusions
273
Notes
281
References
288
Subject Index
311
Name Index
318
“On the whole, this is a fascinating and highly readable book that will be of interest to cognitive linguists and pragmatics scholars.

[...] this book represents a "must read" for all those interested in pragmatics, and the applicability of cognitive linguistics to such topics.

“[...] Pragmatic Meaning and Cognition is a provocative and inspiring work, which offers several links between pragmatic issues and the cognitive linguistics paradigm and a new and quite promising perspective on how to look at the most basic processes of human communication.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99462345