List of John Benjamins publications for which Elly Ifantidou plays a role.
ISSN 0929-0907 | E-ISSN 1569-9943
Edited by Elly Ifantidou, Louis de Saussure and Tim Wharton
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 324] 2021. vi, 200 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Semantics
Pragmatic Competence and Relevance
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 245] 2014. x, 228 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Functional linguistics | Language acquisition | Pragmatics | Semantics | Theoretical linguistics
Mirative evidentials, relevance and non‑propositional meaning Pragmatics & Cognition 30:1, pp. 59–912023
In this study, we are addressing the call for further research (Aikhenvald 2015) into how languages, in our case Modern Greek, mark the unexpected. Our first research question is: Can we identify a class of mirative evidential markers in Modern Greek? The expected answer is that we can, if we take… read more | Article
Metaphor comprehension: Meaning and beyond Beyond Meaning, Ifantidou, Elly, Louis de Saussure and Tim Wharton (eds.), pp. 61–762021
Preliminary evidence on non-propositional effects as indispensable to the informational content of metaphorical utterances is provided in Ifantidou (2019), Ifantidou and Hatzidaki (2019). The idea put forward was that the aesthetic apprehension of linguistic metaphors extends to enriching… read more | Chapter
Metaphor and mental shortcuts: The role of non-propositional effects New Developments in Relevance Theory, Padilla Cruz, Manuel and Agnieszka Piskorska (eds.), pp. 299–3202021
Cognitive-pragmatic approaches to how metaphors are understood view the activation of perceptual or motor effects as inferred (Steinhart 2001; Bergen 2005; Wilson and Carston 2006; Carston 2010; Gibbs and de Macedo 2010; Wilson and Carston 2019). Crucially, inferences elicit conceptual… read more | Article
Relevance theory, epistemic vigilance and pragmatic competence Relevance Theory: Recent developments, current challenges and future directions, Padilla Cruz, Manuel (ed.), pp. 193–2382016
The study evaluates pragmatic competence in an academic context under different conditions of treatment. Control and experimental groups are used to assess the effects of intervention and language proficiency on developing pragmatic competence. Using the relevance-theoretic framework (Sperber and… read more | Article
Evidentials and metarepresentation in early child language Evidentiality in language and cognition, Ekberg, Lena and Carita Paradis (eds.), pp. 89–1222009
This paper examines the developmental relation of the use and understanding of Modern Greek evidential lexical items with varying degrees of metarepresentational ability. Drawing on early natural language production of two 3;6–5;10-year-olds, the paper shows that children’s use of evidentials… read more | Article
The paper investigates the acquisition of the semantics/pragmatics of two Modern Greek evidential markers taha (‘supposedly’) and dithen (‘as if’, ‘so-called’) and possible correlations with children’s mind-reading abilities. Between (a) an evidential–ironical interpretation and (b) a pretence… read more | Article
This paper examines the development of a variety of evidential lexical items in Modern Greek from a longitudinal perspective involving 4;6 – 11;7 year olds. The main question to be addressed concerns parallel or asynchronous order of acquisition: Does the ability to use evidentials emerge for all… read more | Article
Procedural encoding of explicatures by the Modern Greek particle taha Pragmatic Markers and Propositional Attitude, Andersen, Gisle and Thorstein Fretheim (eds.), pp. 119 ff.2000