Mind and Language 17 (1&2):3–23 (2002)
|Abstract||The central problem for pragmatics is that sentence meaning vastly underdetermines speaker’s meaning. The goal of pragmatics is to explain how the gap between sentence meaning and speaker’s meaning is bridged. This paper defends the broadly Gricean view that pragmatic interpretation is ultimately an exercise in mind-reading, involving the inferential attribution of intentions. We argue, however, that the interpretation process does not simply consist in applying general mind-reading abilities to a particular (communicative) domain. Rather, it involves a dedicated comprehension module, with its own special principles and mechanisms. We show how such a metacommunicative module might have evolved, and what principles and mechanisms it might contain.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Wolfram Hinzen (2001). The Pragmatics of Inferential Content. Synthese 128 (1-2):157 - 181.
Kent Bach (2005). Context Ex Machina. In Zoltán Gendler Szabó (ed.), Semantics Versus Pragmatics. Oxford University Press.
Kepa Korta & John Perry (2008). The Pragmatic Circle. Synthese 165 (3):347 - 357.
Noel Burton-Roberts (ed.) (2007). Pragmatics. Palgrave Macmillan.
Robyn Carston (2008). Linguistic Communication and the Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction. Synthese 165 (3):321 - 345.
Robyn Carston (2002). Linguistic Meaning, Communicated Meaning and Cognitive Pragmatics. Mind and Language 17 (1&2):127–148.
Marco Mazzone (2009). Pragmatics and Cognition: Intentions and Pattern Recognition in Context. International Review of Pragmatics 1 (2):321-347.
Dan Sperber & Deirdre Wilson (2002). Pragmatics, Modularity and Mind-Reading. Mind and Language 17 (1&2):3-23.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads44 ( #25,872 of 556,837 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #20,489 of 556,837 )
How can I increase my downloads?