First Person Implicit Indirect Reports

  • Alessandro Capone
Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 22)


In this paper, I deal with implicit indirect reports. First of all, I discuss implicit indirect reports involving the first person. Then, I prove that in some cases second person reports are implicit indirect reports involving a de se attribution. Next, I draw analogies with implicit indirect reports involving the third person. I establish some similarities at the level of free enrichment through which the explicature is obtained and I propose that the explicature is syntactically active, given that it sanctions anaphora.


  1. Capone Alessandro (2003). On Grice’s circle. RASK: International Journal of Language and Communication 19, 3–32.Google Scholar
  2. Capone Alessandro (2006). On Grice’s circle. Journal of Pragmatics 38, 645–669.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Capone, Alessandro. 2008. Belief reports and pragmatic intrusion. The case of null appositives. Journal of Pragmatics 40(6):1019–1040.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Capone Alessandro (2009). Are explicatures cancellable? Towards a theory of the speaker’s intentionality. Intercultural Pragmatics 6/1, 55–83.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Capone, Alessandro (2010). “Between Scylla and Charibdis”: The semantics and pragmatics of attitudes ‘de se’. “Journal of Intercultural Pragmatics” 7/3, 471–503.Google Scholar
  6. Capone, Alessandro (2016). The pragmatics of indirect reports. Socio-philosophical considerations. Cham, Springer.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Capone Alessandro, Kiefer, Ferenc, Lo Piparo, Franco, eds. (2016). Indirect reports and pragmatics. Cham, Springer.Google Scholar
  8. Carston, Robyn (2002). Thoughts and utterances. The pragmatics of explicit communication. Oxford, Blackwell.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Elisabeth Holt (2016). Indirect Reported Speech in Interaction, 167–187. In
  10. Higginbotham, James (2003). Remembering, imagining and the first person. In A. Barber, ed. Epistemology of language. Oxford, OUP, 496-533.Google Scholar
  11. Jaszczolt, K. (2016). Pragmatic indexicals. In M. Huang, K. M. Jaszczolt, eds. Expressing the self: Cultural diversity and cognitive universals. Oxford, OUP.Google Scholar
  12. Peacocke, Christopher (2014). Subject, consciousness and self-consciousness. Oxford, OUP.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Saul, Jennifer (2007). Simple sentences, substitution and intuitions. Oxford, OUP.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Capone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cognitive ScienceUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

Personalised recommendations