Indirect Reports And Pragmatics

Author: Alessandro Capone
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319213954
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This volume offers the reader a singular overview of current thinking on indirect reports. The contributors are eminent researchers from the fields of philosophy of language, theoretical linguistics and communication theory, who answer questions on this important issue. This exciting area of controversy has until now mostly been treated from the viewpoint of philosophy. This volume adds the views from semantics, conversation analysis and sociolinguistics. Authors address matters such as the issue of semantic minimalism vs. radical contextualism, the attribution of responsibility for the modes of presentation associated with Noun Phrases and how to distinguish the indirect reporter’s responsibility from the original speaker’s responsibility. They also explore the connection between indirect reporting and direct quoting. Clearly indirect reporting has some bearing on the semantics/pragmatics debate, however, there is much controversy on “what is said”, whether this is a minimal semantic logical form (enriched by saturating pronominals) or a much richer and fully contextualized logical form. This issue will be discussed from several angles. Many of the authors are contextualists and the discussion brings out the need to take context into account when one deals with indirect reports, both the context of the original utterance and the context of the report. It is interesting to see how rich cues and clues can radically transform the reported message, assigning illocutionary force and how they can be mobilized to distinguish several voices in the utterance. Decoupling the voice of the reporting speaker from that of the reported speaker on the basis of rich contextual clues is an important issue that pragmatic theory has to tackle. Articles on the issue of slurs will bring new light to the issue of decoupling responsibility in indirect reporting, while others are theoretically oriented and deal with deep problems in philosophy and epistemology.
Indirect Reports and Pragmatics
Language: en
Pages: 648
Authors: Alessandro Capone, Ferenc Kiefer, Franco Lo Piparo
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-01 - Publisher: Springer

This volume offers the reader a singular overview of current thinking on indirect reports. The contributors are eminent researchers from the fields of philosophy of language, theoretical linguistics and communication theory, who answer questions on this important issue. This exciting area of controversy has until now mostly been treated from
Indirect Reports and Pragmatics in the World Languages
Language: en
Pages: 453
Authors: Alessandro Capone, Manuel García-Carpintero, Alessandra Falzone
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-19 - Publisher: Springer

This volume addresses the intriguing issue of indirect reports from an interdisciplinary perspective. The contributors include philosophers, theoretical linguists, socio-pragmaticians, and cognitive scientists. The book is divided into four sections following the provenance of the authors. Combining the voices from leading and emerging authors in the field, it offers a
The Praxis of Indirect Reports
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Mostafa Morady Moghaddam
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-11 - Publisher: Springer

This book discusses the concept of indirect reporting in relation to sociopragmatic, philosophical, and cognitive factors. In addition, it deals with several state-of-the-art topics with regard to indirect reports, such as trust, politeness, refinery and photosynthetic processes and cognitive features. The book presents socio-cognitive accounts of indirect reports that take
The Pragmatics of Indirect Reports
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Alessandro Capone
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-03 - Publisher: Springer

This monograph on indirect reports offers insights on the semantics/pragmatics interface and a refinement of the notion of explicature. The volume is written in an engaging style and guides the reader through the theoretical problems and their ramifications. The thorniest problem in the study of indirect reports is their polyphonic
Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 647
Authors: Alessandro Capone, Franco Lo Piparo, Marco Carapezza
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-26 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book is about the pragmatics of language and it illustrates how pragmatics transcends the boundaries of linguistics. This volume covers Gricean pragmatics as well as topics including: conversation and collective belief, the norm of assertion, speech acts, what a context is, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics and implicature