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Salience and Defaults in Utterance Processing

Ed. by Jaszczolt, Kasia M. / Allan, Keith

Series:Mouton Series in Pragmatics [MSP] 12

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

129,95 € / $182.00 / £97.99*

Hardcover
Publication Date:
October 2011
ISBN
978-3-11-027058-7
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Overview

Aims and Scope

The book addresses controversies around the conscious vs automatic processing of contextual information and the distinction between literal and nonliteral meaning. It sheds new light on the relation of the literal/nonliteral distinction to the distinction between the automatic and conscious retrieval of information. The question of literal meaning is inherently interwoven with the question of lexical salience on one hand and default interpretations on the other. This volume addresses these interconnected issues, stressing their mutual interdependence. It contributes new, ground-breaking insights into the questions of literalness, semantics-pragmatics interface, automatic (default) retrieval and contextual pragmatic enrichment, modelling of discourse processing, lexical pragmatics, and other related issues.

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23 x 15.5 cm
vii, 231 pages
16 Fig. 12 Tables
DE GRUYTER MOUTON
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Collection
Keyword(s):
Linguistic Defaults; Utterance Processing; Semantic/Pragmatic Interface; Salience

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Kasia M. Jaszczolt,University of Cambridge,
UK, and Keith Allan, Monash University, Australia.

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