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Further Advances in Pragmatics and Philosophy

Part 1 From Theory to Practice

  • Alessandro Capone
  • Marco Carapezza
  • Franco Lo Piparo

Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theoretical approaches to philosophy of language

  3. Pragmatics in discourse

About this book


This book builds on the idea that pragmatics and philosophy are strictly interconnected and that advances in one area will generate consequential advantages in the other area. The first part of the book, entitled ‘Theoretical Approaches to Philosophy of Language’, contains contributions by philosophers of language on connectives, intensional contexts, demonstratives, subsententials, and implicit indirect reports. The second part, ‘Pragmatics in Discourse’, presents contributions that are more empirically based or of a more applicative nature and that deal with the pragmatics of discourse, argumentation, pragmatics and law, and context.

The book presents perspectives which, generally, make most of the Gricean idea of the centrality of a speaker’s intention in attribution of meaning to utterances, whether one is interested in the level of sentence-like units or larger chunks of discourse. 


Cognition and recognition Embedding explicatures in implicit indirect reports Non-sequential nature of language interpretation and processing Fault Diagnosis for the Straw Man Fallacy Behavioral pragmatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Capone
    • 1
  • Marco Carapezza
    • 2
  • Franco Lo Piparo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cognitive ScienceUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly
  2. 2.Dip. Scienze UmanisticheUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly
  3. 3.University of PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Further Advances in Pragmatics and Philosophy
  • Book Subtitle Part 1 From Theory to Practice
  • Editors Alessandro Capone
    Marco Carapezza
    Franco Lo Piparo
  • Series Title Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-72172-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-89152-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72173-6
  • Series ISSN 2214-3807
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-3815
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 299
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pragmatics
    Philosophy of Language
    Cognitive Linguistics
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“In this exciting and challenging contribution, we find ourselves at the front-line of topical issues at the intersection of semantics and pragmatics: the contribution addresses classical ‘Gricean’ puzzles as well as more contemporary issues that upset the boundaries between linguistic meaning, truth, language use, and the broader aspects of discourse. The volume brings together a host of timely language research that contributes to classical debates, while opening up new avenues of exploration from a theoretical and practical vantage, respectively. The contribution is a beneficial read for philosophers of language, linguists as well as the wider community of language researchers.” (Chris Genovesi, Carleton University, USA)