The Pragmatics of Indirect Reports

Socio-philosophical Considerations

  • Alessandro Capone

Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 363-364

About this book


This monograph on indirect reports offers insights on the semantics/pragmatics interface and a refinement of the notion of explicature. The volume is written in an engaging style and guides the reader through the theoretical problems and their ramifications. The thorniest problem in the study of indirect reports is their polyphonic nature, and how the listener distinguishes between the reporter’s voice and the original speaker’s voice, either by contextual clues or, in the absence of such clues, by resorting to pragmatic principles. 

The introductory chapter discusses the main issues that will be addressed in the volume. The next chapters focus on the various aspects of indirect reports, covering both theory and practical applications. 


Social practices of indirect reports language games direct and indirect reports non-serious utterances indirect reports and slurring translation of slurring expressions 'de se' attitudes pragmatics of belief reports pragmatics of language

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Capone
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MessinaBarcellona PG MEItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41077-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41078-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-3807
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-3815
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