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Pragmatic Meaning and Cognition (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series)

Marmaridou, Sophia

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ISBN 10: 9027250952 / ISBN 13: 9789027250957
Published by John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2000
Condition: Very Good
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Title: Pragmatic Meaning and Cognition (Pragmatics ...

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

Publication Date: 2000

Book Condition:Very Good

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This book provides a good overview of philosophical and cognitive approaches to language use and meaning. A synthesis of such approaches leads to a dynamic concept of pragmatic meaning which is on the one hand grounded in cognition and motivated by linguistic and cultural convention and, on the other, creates a framework for studying the interactive and social dimensions of the development of meaning in linguistic communication. Through an experientialist approach based on connectionist models, the author shows that by internalizing pragmatic meaning people become social agents who reproduce, challenge or change their social parameters during interaction.Pragmatic Meaning and Cognition is suitable as a course book in Pragmatics and Semantics and of interest to those concerned with cognitive models and dynamic and social aspects of linguistic communication.

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