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Indirect Reports and Pragmatics in the World Languages

  • Alessandro Capone
  • Manuel García-Carpintero
  • Alessandra Falzone
  • Offers insights on indirect reports in the world's languages

  • Includes sections on philosophy of language, theoretical linguistics, socio-pragmatics, and cognitive science

  • Takes an empirical and cross-linguistic approach


Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Philosophical approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessandro Capone
      Pages 3-20
    3. Una Stojnic, Ernie Lepore
      Pages 21-38
    4. Sanford C. Goldberg
      Pages 133-147
    5. Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri
      Pages 149-170
  3. Linguistic applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Magdalena Sztencel, Sarah E. Duffy
      Pages 201-226
    3. Alessandro Capone, Alessandra Falzone, Paola Pennisi
      Pages 227-242
    4. Péter Furkó, András Kertész, Ágnes Abuczki
      Pages 243-276
    5. Alessandra Giorgi, Sona Haroutyunian
      Pages 277-298
    6. Sumiyo Nishiguchi
      Pages 345-354

About this book


This volume addresses the intriguing issue of indirect reports from an interdisciplinary perspective. The contributors include philosophers, theoretical linguists, socio-pragmaticians, and cognitive scientists. The book is divided into four sections following the provenance of the authors. Combining the voices from leading and emerging authors in the field, it offers a detailed picture of indirect reports in the world’s languages and their significance for theoretical linguistics. Building on the previous book on Indirect reports in this series, this volume adds an empirical and cross-linguistic approach that covers an impressive range of languages, such as Cantonese, Japanese, Hebrew, Persian, Dutch, Spanish, Catalan, Armenian, Italian, English, Hungarian, German, Rumanian, and Basque.


Indirect reports and pragmatics Propositional attitudes Contextualism and indirect reporting Quotational constructions Intuitions and the semantics of indirect discourse Romanian De Se attitude reports Context-shift in indirect reports in Dhaasanac Tense and stative predicates

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Capone
    • 1
  • Manuel García-Carpintero
    • 2
  • Alessandra Falzone
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cognitive ScienceUniversity of MessinaBarcellona PG MEItaly
  2. 2.Departament Lògica, Porta 404, 4th FlUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Cognitive ScienceUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Indirect Reports and Pragmatics in the World Languages
  • Editors Alessandro Capone
    Manuel García-Carpintero
    Alessandra Falzone
  • Series Title Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-78770-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08781-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-78771-8
  • Series ISSN 2214-3807
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-3815
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 453
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pragmatics
    Philosophy of Language
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