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Explicit Communication

Robyn Carston’s Pragmatics

  • Belén Soria
  • Esther Romero

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. François Recanati
    Pages 25-41
  3. Agustín Vicente, Fernando Martínez-Manrique
    Pages 42-57
  4. Manuel García-Carpintero
    Pages 75-91
  5. Noel Burton-Roberts
    Pages 138-155
  6. Manuel Hernández Iglesias
    Pages 173-182
  7. Esther Romero, Belén Soria
    Pages 183-198
  8. Philippe De Brabanter
    Pages 199-216
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 287-294

About this book


This collection brings about a current interdisciplinary debate on explicit communication. With Robyn Carston's pragmatics at the core of the discussion, special attention is drawn to linguistic under-determinacy, the explicit/implicit divide and also to the construction or recruitment of concepts in on-line utterance comprehension.


communication pragmatics semantic semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Belén Soria
    • 1
  • Esther Romero
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GranadaSpain

About the editors

KENT BACH is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, USA NOEL BURTON-ROBERTS is Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, UK ROBYN CARSTON is Professor of Linguistics at the University College, London, UK JOSÉ E. CHAVES is former Research Scholar at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He works on pragmatics and its relationship with semantics and is member of the Logic, Language and Cognition Research Group (Logos) PHILIPPE DE BRABANTER teaches English Linguistics at Université Paris 4, Sorbonne, France MANUEL GARCÍA-CARPINTERO is Professor at the Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Barcelona, Spain MANUEL HERNÁNDEZ IGLESIAS is Professor at the University of Murcia, Spain FERNANDO MARTÍNEZ-MANRIQUE is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Granada, Spain ADRIAN PILKINGTON formerly taught at the University of London Institute in Paris, France FRANÇOIS RECANATI is a Research Fellow at CNRS, France and a Professorial Fellow at EHESS and the University of St Andrews BARRY C. SMITH is Senior Lecturer at the School of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK AGUSTÍN VICENTE is Research Lecturer at the Ikerbasque Foundation for Science/ University of the Basque Country, Spain BEGOÑA VICENTE is Senior Lecturer in Pragmatics at the University of the Basque Country, Spain

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