Louis de Saussure

List of John Benjamins publications for which Louis de Saussure plays a role.

Book series




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

Pragmatic Interfaces

Edited by Louis de Saussure and Peter J. Schulz

Special issue of Pragmatics & Cognition 15:1 (2007) 236 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Discourse studies | Pragmatics
Subjects Cognition and language | Discourse studies | Pragmatics


Masia, Viviana, Davide Garassino, Nicola Brocca and Louis de Saussure 2023 Recalling presupposed information: Evidence from the online processing of presuppositions in political tweetsPragmatics & Cognition 30:1, pp. 92–119
This article addresses, experimentally, the question of how presuppositions are cognitively processed and retrieved in discourse. In the proposed research, we have administered tweets produced by Italian politicians to native speakers so as to assess how easily they could retrieve the presupposed… read more | Article
Saussure, Louis de 2021 An experiential view on what makes literature relevantBeyond Meaning, Ifantidou, Elly, Louis de Saussure and Tim Wharton (eds.), pp. 99–118
It’s a common intuition that literature is a special kind of language use, pursuing other aims than the mere transmission of information. This intuition is reflected in the notion that literature is art, whereas ordinary conversation is not, and that reading literature is a particular sort of… read more | Chapter
Saussure, Louis de 2021 Pragmatic resolutions of temporal and aspectual mismatchesNew Developments in Relevance Theory, Padilla Cruz, Manuel and Agnieszka Piskorska (eds.), pp. 228–251
This paper proposes a pragmatic solution to utterances where the various indicators of time and aspect (tenses, lexical-conceptual features of Aktionsart, adverb phrases and contextual cues) seem to have divergent temporal reference and aspectual properties. This type of cases is usually treated at… read more | Article
Morency, Patrick, Steve Oswald and Louis de Saussure 2008 Explicitness, implicitness and commitment attribution: A cognitive pragmatic approachCommitment, De Brabanter, Philippe and Patrick Dendale (eds.), pp. 197–219
This paper proposes a cognitive-pragmatic alternative to the traditional, speech-acttheoretic, account of the notion of commitment. The perspective adopted here questions the relevance of addressing actual commitment as a speaker category and shifts the focus of the discussion from properties of… read more | Article
Saussure, Louis de 2007 Procedural pragmatics and the study of discoursePragmatic Interfaces, Saussure, Louis de and Peter J. Schulz (eds.), pp. 139–159
The term discourse is generally used either as a technical equivalent for ‘verbal communication’ or as referring to a particular scientific notion, where discourses are spans of texts or of utterances obeying specific principles of organisation. The aim of this paper is to suggest that an account… read more | Article
Saussure, Louis de and Peter J. Schulz 2007 Interfacing pragmaticsPragmatic Interfaces, Saussure, Louis de and Peter J. Schulz (eds.), pp. 3–16
Saussure, Louis de 2005 Manipulation and cognitive pragmatics: Preliminary hypothesesManipulation and Ideologies in the Twentieth Century: Discourse, language, mind, Saussure, Louis de and Peter J. Schulz (eds.), pp. 113–145
Saussure, Louis de and Peter J. Schulz 2005 IntroductionManipulation and Ideologies in the Twentieth Century: Discourse, language, mind, Saussure, Louis de and Peter J. Schulz (eds.), pp. 1–14