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Minimal Semantics

Emma Borg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270255
eISBN:
9780191601477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Seeks to defend a formal (e.g. truth-conditional) approach to semantic theorizing from advocates of so-called ‘dual pragmatics’ (e.g. relevance theorists or contextualists). I argue, first, that ... More


A Tale of Two Theories

Emma Borg

in Minimal Semantics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270255
eISBN:
9780191601477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270252.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

An introduction to formal semantic theories (focusing on truth-conditional semantics) and dual pragmatic accounts (focusing on Sperber and Wilson’s relevance theory and Recanati’s contextualism). The ... More


Presupposition and Relevance

Mandy Simons

in Semantics versus Pragmatics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199251520
eISBN:
9780191719165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251520.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter offers a novel pragmatic account of presupposition, according to which presuppositions are neither properties of sentences (as in the traditional semantic account) nor of speakers (as in ... More


Toward a Cognitive Science of Legal Interpretation

Benjamin Shaer

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0116
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter attempts to make sense of the character of legal interpretation and to assess some of the many claims about how legal interpretation does or should proceed. It sketches a cognitively ... More


The Interpretation of Underspecified Verbs

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the interpretation of underspecified verbs. It shows that standard model-theoretic approaches cannot be extended to this dynamic view of verbs since they presuppose a ... More


A Formal Model of Utterance Interpretation

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides the theoretical background to the study. Based on the two major theories behind the analysis — Dynamic Syntax and Relevance Theory — it develops a formal model of utterance ... More


Pragmatics and Logical Form

François Recanati

in Truth-Conditional Pragmatics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199226993
eISBN:
9780191710223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226993.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

According to the Truth-Conditional Pragmatics framework, optional pragmatic processes of modulation map the (bare) logical form of an utterance to a ‘modified logical form’ which corresponds to its ... More


INTERPRETATION AND PRAGMATICS

Gregory Currie

in Arts and Minds

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256280
eISBN:
9780191601712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256284.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Argues for an approach to the interpretation of text‐based works within which the idea of a communicative intention is central. The communicative approach, apart from providing detailed, ... More


Legal Texts and Canons of Construction: A View from Current Pragmatic Theory

Robyn Carston

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter demonstrates the similarities between interpretive heuristics used in legal interpretation (known as ‘canons of construction’) and some dominant principles in current neo-Gricean ... More


Relevance Theory and Prolixity *

Friedrich Christoph Doerge

in Brevity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664986
eISBN:
9780191748530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664986.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter compares the so-called relevance theoretic and the ‘broadly Gricean’ accounts of prolix communication and advances cases where relevance theory’s predictions fail, while the broadly ... More


Reading Beyond the Code: Literature and Relevance Theory

Terence Cave and Deirdre Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198794776
eISBN:
9780191836268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the value for literary studies of relevance theory, an inferential approach to communication in which the expression and recognition of intentions plays a major role. Drawing on a ... More


Visual and Multimodal Communication: Applying the Relevance Principle

Charles Forceville

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190845230
eISBN:
9780190845261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845230.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Successful communication requires optimal relevance to a target audience. Relevance theory (RT) provides an excellent model based on this insight, but the impact of the theory has until now been ... More


The Psychological Turn

Ernie Lepore and Matthew Stone

in Imagination and Convention: Distinguishing Grammar and Inference in Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717188
eISBN:
9780191785931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717188.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers a range of frameworks with a different conception of the general rational inference that underlies implicature—a conception that appeals to speakers’ psychology. One such ... More


Fiordispina’s English Afterlives: From Harington to Ali Smith

Ita Mac Carthy

in Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266502
eISBN:
9780191884221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This essay examines the fortunes in English literature of one of Ariosto’s minor characters, the Spanish princess Fiordispina. It focuses, in particular, on the very different ways in which English ... More


Loose Talk, Tight Worlds

Jennifer Greenwood

in Becoming Human: "The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029780
eISBN:
9780262329828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029780.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the common processing mechanisms of literal, metaphorical and loose talk. It is argued that the processing involved is inferential because it is always context-dependent. ... More


Concluding Remarks

Charles Forceville

in Visual and Multimodal Communication: Applying the Relevance Principle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190845230
eISBN:
9780190845261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845230.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The final chapter first recaptures the most important claims made in the book and outlines issues and dimensions within RT that deserve further thought in the service of improving the theory. Next, ... More


Thinking with Literature: Towards a Cognitive Criticism

Terence Cave

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198749417
eISBN:
9780191817328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749417.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book argues that, as literature is among the most powerful and flexible instruments of human thought, it invites a cognitive mode of criticism, one which asserts the priority of individual ... More


Pragmatic Fluency

Geoffrey J. Huck

in What Is Good Writing?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190212957
eISBN:
9780190212971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212957.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 4 reviews Grice’s “Cooperative Principle” and Sperber and Wilson’s Relevance Theory, demonstrating how the latter complements Construction Grammar and fits into a Cognitive theory of writing. ... More


Humor and translation

Salvatore Attardo

in The Linguistics of Humor: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198791270
eISBN:
9780191833717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791270.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers the translation of humor. Several approaches to humor translation are considered, including the faithfulness approach, functional translation, Zabalbeascoa’s priority scales ... More


Literature without External Reference: Tautology in Wallace Stevens and Paul de Man

Andrew Goldstone

in Fictions of Autonomy: Modernism from Wilde to de Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199861125
eISBN:
9780199332724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861125.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Four treats what may be the most radical autonomy fiction of all, the claim to a semiotic freedom by which the artwork refuses to refer to the real. This version of autonomy is crucial to the ... More


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