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© 2004

Experimental Pragmatics

  • Ira A. Noveck
  • Dan Sperber
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Dan Sperber, Ira A. Noveck
      Pages 1-22
  3. Pioneering Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Herbert H. Clark, Adrian Bangerter
      Pages 25-49
    3. Guy Politzer
      Pages 94-115
  4. Current Issues in Experimental Pragmatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Jean-Baptiste Van der Henst, Dan Sperber
      Pages 141-171
    3. Orna Peleg, Rachel Giora, Ofer Fein
      Pages 172-186
    4. Josie Bernicot, Virginie Laval
      Pages 207-227
    5. Simon J. Handley, Aidan Feeney
      Pages 228-253
  5. The Case of Scalar Implicatures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Anne L. Bezuidenhout, Robin K. Morris
      Pages 257-282
    3. Gennaro Chierchia, Maria Teresa Guasti, Andrea Gualmini, Luisa Meroni, Stephen Crain, Francesca Foppolo
      Pages 283-300
    4. Ira A. Noveck
      Pages 301-321
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 334-348

About this book

Introduction

How do we understand what we are told, resolve ambiguities, appreciate metaphor and irony, and grasp both explicit and implicit content in verbal communication? This book provides the first comprehensive introduction to an exciting new field in which models of language and meaning are tested and compared using techniques from psycholinguistics.

Keywords

communication electrophysiology experiment Index language linguistics pragmatics psycholinguistics quantifiers research semantic

Editors and affiliations

  • Ira A. Noveck
    • 1
  • Dan Sperber
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut des Sciences CognitivesFrance
  2. 2.Institut Jean NicodFrance

About the editors

ADRIAN BANGERTER Groupe de Psychologie Appliquée, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland JOSIE BERNICOT Laboratoire de Psychologie, Langage et Cognition, Université de Poitiers, France ANNE L. BEZUIDENHOUT Department of Philosophy, University of South Carolina, USA GENNARO CHIERCHIA, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy HERBERT H. CLARK Department of Psychology, Stanford University, USA SEANA COULSON Cognitive Science Department, University of California San Diego, USA STEPHEN CRAIN Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland, USA AIDAN FEENEY Department of Psychology, University of Durham, UK OFER FEIN Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel FRANCESCA FOPPOLO Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy RAYMOND W. GIBBS Jr. Department of Psychology, University of California Santa Cruz, USA RACHEL GIORA Department of Linguistics, Tel Aviv University, Israel SAM GLUCKSBERG Department of Psychology, Princeton University, USA ANDREA GUALMINI Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT,USA MARIA TERESA GUASTI Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy SIMON J. HANDLEY Department of Psychology, University of Plymouth, UK VIRGINIE LAVAL Laboratoire de Psychologie, Langage et Cognition, Université de Poitiers, France LUISA MERONI Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland, USA ROBIN K. MORRIS Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina, USA LINDA MOXEY Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK ORNA PELEG Department of Linguistics, Tel Aviv University, Israel GUY POLITZER Laboratoire Cognition et Usages, CNRS, Université de Paris, France ANNE REBOUL Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon, France A.J. SANFORD Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK JEAN-BAPTISTE VAN DER HENST Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon, France

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Reviews

Reviews of the hardback edition:

'If you want to understand how your knowledge of the world shapes your use of language and your grasp of its deepest significance, read this book. Experimental pragmatics began in the 1960's; forty years on, this book marks its coming of age. Its leading practitioners show that pragmatics is far from a peripheral topic but integral to the fundamental mechanisms of language. The chapters are accessible, and the book will provide the basis for an excellent course in experimental pragmatics.' - Professor P. N. Johnson-Laird, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, USA

'Psycholinguists have been investigating the pragmatics of discourse since the early seventies; but it is only recently that linguists working in that area have felt the need to resort to psychological experiments to test their models. Experimental psychology and linguistic pragmatics interact also in the study of reasoning. A new field is emerging - experimental pragmatics - to which this book, the first of its kind, provides an exciting and most welcome introduction.' - Professor Francois Recanati, Institut Jean-Nicod, France