The Semantics/Pragmatics Interface from Different Points of View (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface) (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface)

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9780080430805: The Semantics/Pragmatics Interface from Different Points of View (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface) (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface)

Hardbound. This volume examines explicitly the question of how the semantics and pragmatics of a number of expressions might be responsibly discussed. In the past, the temptation has been for the expressions in question to be discussed either in terms of the semantics, or in terms of the pragmatics, but extremely rarely in terms of both. This book shows how revealing analyses for this interface can be provided for the expressions in question.In specially commissioned chapters from leading authors, the points of view represented include linguistics, logic, computational linguistics, and philosophy.

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Dr Francisco Yus
...the reader will find no 'philosopher's stone' to satisfy everyone but, rather, "different points of view" illustrating where in a hypothetical semantic/pragmatic continuum [the] interface lies. It is precisely this multiplicity of perspectives and instructive lack of agreement that I find most interesting in this book.... highly recommendable reading for anybody interested in the roles that semantics and pragmatics play in the production and comprehension of language. The book avoids reductionist views of semantics and pragmatics and acknowledges a more adequate role of pragmatics beyond the cliche "wastebasket" of semantics. It offers fifteen interesting views of where a hypothetical interface between them might possibly occur, and no claim is made (by the editor) about the superiority of any of these views upon the rest.... [Readers] are also invited to take part in this discussion and contribute to this series which has just - and fortunately - been initiated.
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Marina Terkourafi
...the volume stands up to its avowed aim, providing an up-to-date picture of work carried out on both sides of the semantics/pragmatics interface, as well as on the interface itself...a volume which deserves to be on any (in the universal sense) semanticist's/pragmaticist's shelf.
Journal of Pragmatics, volume 35, issue 2

Dr Francisco Yus
...the reader will find no 'philosopher's stone' to satisfy everyone but, rather, "different points of view" illustrating where in a hypothetical semantic/pragmatic continuum [the] interface lies. It is precisely this multiplicity of perspectives and instructive lack of agreement that I find most interesting in this book.... highly recommendable reading for anybody interested in the roles that semantics and pragmatics play in the production and comprehension of language. The book avoids reductionist views of semantics and pragmatics and acknowledges a more adequate role of pragmatics beyond the cliche "wastebasket" of semantics. It offers fifteen interesting views of where a hypothetical interface between them might possibly occur, and no claim is made (by the editor) about the superiority of any of these views upon the rest.... [Readers] are also invited to take part in this discussion and contribute to this series which has just - and fortunately - been initiated.
LINGUIST List 10.1596
Marina Terkourafi
...the volume stands up to its avowed aim, providing an up-to-date picture of work carried out on both sides of the semantics/pragmatics interface, as well as on the interface itself...a volume which deserves to be on any (in the universal sense) semanticist's/pragmaticist's shelf.
Journal of Pragmatics, volume 35, issue 2

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