List of John Benjamins publications for which Merrill Garrett plays a role.
3. Skating along the syntactic verge: Experimental pragmatics and understood elements of content. Time and Again: Theoretical perspectives on formal linguistics, Lewis, William D., Simin Karimi, Heidi Harley and Scott O. Farrar (eds.), pp. 55–892009.
This chapter discusses elements of communicative content that are not expressed by overt elements of a sentence. In the 1970s and 1980s, mostly inspired by the work of Grice, forms of ‘unexpressed elements of content’ not contemplated by linguistic theory of the time began to surface under a… read more | Article
Experimental pragmatics: Testing for implicitures. Pragmatic Interfaces, Saussure, Louis de and Peter J. Schulz (eds.), pp. 65–902007.
Grice proposed to investigate ‘the total signification of the utterance’. One persistent criticism of Grice’s taxonomy of signification is that he missed an important category of information. This content, and/or the process of providing it, goes by a variety of labels: ‘generalized implicature’,… read more | Article