Tim Wharton

List of John Benjamins publications for which Tim Wharton plays a role.



Beyond Meaning

Edited by Elly Ifantidou, Louis de Saussure and Tim Wharton

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 324] 2021. vi, 200 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Semantics


Cornell, Louis and Tim Wharton 2021 Before meaning: Creature construction, sea-sponges, lizards and Humean projectionBeyond Meaning, Ifantidou, Elly, Louis de Saussure and Tim Wharton (eds.), pp. 177–198
This chapter retraces Grice’s thought experiment on ‘creature construction’ (Grice 1975a), which attempts to show how complex psychological processes can be shown to emerge from less complex behaviours. Beginning with simple organisms, Grice’s experiment explores examines how an organism’s… read more | Chapter
Wharton, Tim 2021 Relevance: Communication and cognition and…?New Developments in Relevance Theory, Padilla Cruz, Manuel and Agnieszka Piskorska (eds.), pp. 321–346
Deirdre Wilson (2018) provides a reflective overview of a volume devoted to the historic application of relevance-theoretic ideas to literary studies. She maintains a view argued elsewhere that the putative non-propositional nature of (among other things) literary effects are an illusion, a view… read more | Article
Historically, interjections have been treated in two different ways: as part of language, or as non-words signifying feelings or states of mind. In this paper, I assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of two contemporary approaches that reflect the historical dichotomy, and suggest a new… read more | Article