Truth-conditional pragmatics

by François Recanati

Francois Recanati argues against the traditional understanding of the semantics/pragmatics divide and puts forward a radical alternative. Through half a dozen case studies, he shows that what an utterance says cannot be neatly separated from what the speaker means. In particular, the speaker's meaning endows words with senses that are tailored to the situation of utterance and depart from the conventional meanings carried by the words in isolation. This phenomenon of 'pragmatic modulation' must be taken into account in theorizing about semantic content, for it interacts with the grammar-driven process of semantic composition. Because of that interaction, Recanati argues, the content of a sentence always depends upon the context in which it is used. This claim defines Contextualism, a view which has attracted considerable attention in recent years, and of which Recanati is one of the main proponents.

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Francois Recanati argues against the traditional understanding of the semantics/pragmatics divide and puts forward a radical alternative. Through half a dozen case studies, he shows that what an utterance says cannot be neatly separated from what the speaker means. In particular, the speaker's meaning endows words with senses that are tailored to the situation of utterance and depart from the conventional meanings carried by the words in isolation. This phenomenon of 'pragmatic modulation' must be taken into account in theorizing about semantic content, for it interacts with the grammar-driven process of semantic composition. Because of that interaction, Recanati argues, the content of a sentence always depends upon the context in which it is used. This claim defines Contextualism, a view which has attracted considerable attention in recent years, and of which Recanati is one of the main proponents.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. Compositionality, Flexibility, and Context-Dependence
  • 2. Adjectives: A Case Study
  • 3. Weather Reports
  • 4. Pragmatics and Logical Form
  • 5. Embedded Implicatures
  • 6. Indexicality and Context-Shift
  • 7. Open Quotation
  • 8. Open Quotation Revisited
  • References

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. Compositionality, Flexibility, and Context-Dependence
  • 2. Adjectives: A Case Study
  • 3. Weather Reports
  • 4. Pragmatics and Logical Form
  • 5. Embedded Implicatures
  • 6. Indexicality and Context-Shift
  • 7. Open Quotation
  • 8. Open Quotation Revisited
  • References

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書名 Truth-conditional pragmatics
著作者等 Récanati, François
Recanati Francois
出版元 Clarendon Press
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 vii, 324 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780199226993
9780199226986
NCID BB04115118
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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