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Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches on Implicatures and Presuppositions

  • Salvatore Pistoia-Reda
  • Filippo Domaneschi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Salvatore Pistoia-Reda, Filippo Domaneschi
    Pages 1-8
  3. Salvatore Pistoia-Reda, Jacopo Romoli
    Pages 55-71
  4. Robert van Rooij
    Pages 73-110
  5. Alexandre Cremers, Manuel Križ, Emmanuel Chemla
    Pages 111-150
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-241

About this book


This book discusses developments in the study of implicatures and presuppositions, drawing on recent linguistic and psycholinguistic literature. It provides original discussions of specific formal aspects of the theoretical reconstruction of these phenomena. The authors offer innovative experimental analyses in which crucial processing questions are addressed, and new experimental methodologies are introduced. The result is an advanced debate featuring broad empirical coverage of the issues, as well as an informed discussion of the connections between a Compositional Semantics and a Pragmatic Theory of Implicit Communication, in light of the empirical data coming from Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics. This book will be a worthwhile read for those with interests in both the formal and methodological aspects of these arguments.


experimental pragmatics compositional semantics pragmatic theory of implicit communication grammar scalar implicatures

Editors and affiliations

  • Salvatore Pistoia-Reda
    • 1
  • Filippo Domaneschi
    • 2
  1. 1.Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)BerlinGermany
  2. 2.University of GenoaGenoaItaly

About the editors

Salvatore Pistoia-Reda is a Researcher at Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Germany, and a Research Fellow at Università di Siena, Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali, Politiche e Cognitive (DISPOC), Italy. He is the author of various publications in the Philosophy of Language, particularly in Semantics and Pragmatics. He holds or has held fellowships with several international institutions, including the Fulbright and the Humboldt foundations.

Filippo Domaneschi is Lecturer and Researcher in the Psychology of Language at the University of Genoa, Italy, and is Director of the research project EXPRESS – Experimenting on Presuppositions. He is author of various psycholinguistic papers in scientific journals, and of Presuppositions and Cognitive Processes (2016), Introduction to Pragmatics (2014), and is  co-editor of What is Said and What is Not (2013,) and editor of the special issue, Presuppositions: Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology (2016).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches on Implicatures and Presuppositions
  • Editors Salvatore Pistoia-Reda
    Filippo Domaneschi
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-50695-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84465-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-50696-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 241
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psycholinguistics
    Philosophy of Language
    Theoretical Linguistics
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