Whose language? : a study in linguistic pragmatics

Jacob L. Mey

This volume deals with the relation between pragmatics and the philosophy of mind. Unlike most of the books written on the subject, it does not defend the view that a specific form of dependence holds between language and thought, to the exclusion of all other possible relations. Taking pragmatics in its original sense of "that part of semiotics that is concerned with the users of a semiotic system", the book analyses the nature of the mental processes and states mirrored in language use. Drawing on results from cognitive psychology, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, linguistics, etc., a unified view of the mental dimension in the use of language, both as an instrument of communication and as an instrument of thought, is offered. After offering a tour d'horizon of the relationship between language and mind, this volume deals with the way thought is manifested in language.

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  • 1. Preface, pxi
  • 2. 1. Introduction: Language - Mirror of the Mind, p1
  • 3. 1.1. Variations on a theme, p1
  • 4. 1.2. Functionalism, p9
  • 5. 1.3. Pragmatics, p20
  • 6. 1.4. Sociopragmatics, psychopragmatics, and the philosophy of mind, p42
  • 7. 1.5. Language-in-use: Mirror of the mind, p52
  • 8. Part I Thought in Language
  • 9. 2. Transparency, p61
  • 10. 2.1. The assumption of transparency, p61
  • 11. 2.2. Speaking and listening, p62
  • 12. 2.3. Naturalness, p72
  • 13. 2.4. Pragmatic interpretation, p77
  • 14. 2.5. Expressibility and context, p85
  • 15. 2.6. The ascription of content, p91
  • 16. 2.7. The transparency of discourse, p105
  • 17. 2.8. Principles of transparency, p113
  • 18. 3. Indirectness, p127
  • 19. 3.1. Meaning something else, p127
  • 20. 3.2. Toward a heuristics of indirect interpretation, p138
  • 21. 3.3. Alternative meanings and alternative expressions, p153
  • 22. 3.4. Why do we use indirectness?, p158
  • 23. Notes, p165
  • 24. References, p183
  • 25. Index, p199

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書名 Whose language? : a study in linguistic pragmatics
著作者等 Mey, Jacob
Dascal Marcelo
シリーズ名 Pragmatics & beyond companion series
出版元 J. Benjamins Pub. Co.
刊行年月 1985
ページ数 ix, 412 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9027225036
NCID BA00982382
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ

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