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Presumptive meanings : the theory of generalized conversational implicature, Stephen C. Levinson

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Presumptive meanings : the theory of generalized conversational implicature
Title
Presumptive meanings
Title remainder
the theory of generalized conversational implicature
Statement of responsibility
Stephen C. Levinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Levinson, Stephen C
Dewey number
401/.43
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
P325
LC item number
.L45 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Language, speech, and communication
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  • Semantics
  • Formal languages
  • Implication (Logic)
  • Pragmatics
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
Summary expansion
When we speak, we mean more than we say. In this book Stephen C. Levinson explains some general processes that underlie presumptions in communication. This is the first extended discussion of preferred interpretation in language understanding, integrating much of the best research in linguistic pragmatics from the last two decades. Levinson outlines a theory of presumptive meanings, or preferred interpretations, governing the use of language, building on the idea of implicature developed by the philosopher H.P. Grice. Some of the indirect information carried by speech is presumed by default because it is carried by general principles, rather than inferred from specific assumptions about intention and context. Levinson examines this class of general pragmatic inferences in detail, showing how they apply to a wide range of linguistic constructions. This approach has radical consequences for how we think about language and communication
Label
Presumptive meanings : the theory of generalized conversational implicature, Stephen C. Levinson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-450) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Phenomena
  • 3.
  • Generalized Conversational Implicature and the Semantics/ Pragmatics Interface
  • 4.
  • Grammer and Implicature: Sentential Anaphora Reexamined
  • 5.
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • References
  • Name Index
  • Conventions
  • Subject Index
  • Preface
  • Note to Students
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • On the Notion of a Generalized Coversational Inplicature
  • 2.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 480 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585272573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5526
  • 9780262278256
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocm45733473\
  • (OCoLC)45733473
Label
Presumptive meanings : the theory of generalized conversational implicature, Stephen C. Levinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-450) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Phenomena
  • 3.
  • Generalized Conversational Implicature and the Semantics/ Pragmatics Interface
  • 4.
  • Grammer and Implicature: Sentential Anaphora Reexamined
  • 5.
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • References
  • Name Index
  • Conventions
  • Subject Index
  • Preface
  • Note to Students
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • On the Notion of a Generalized Coversational Inplicature
  • 2.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 480 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585272573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5526
  • 9780262278256
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocm45733473\
  • (OCoLC)45733473

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