15.3507, Books: Discourse Analysis/Semantics/Pragmatics: Blakemore

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Date: 15-Dec-2004
From: Joyce Reid < jreid at cup.org >
Subject: Relevance and Linguistic Meaning: Blakemore 

	
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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 13:27:14
From: Joyce Reid < jreid at cup.org >
Subject: Relevance and Linguistic Meaning: Blakemore 
 



Title: Relevance and Linguistic Meaning 
Subtitle: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse Markers 
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 99  

Publication Year: 2004 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/9780521607711 


Author: Diane Blakemore

Loose Leaf: ISBN: 052160771X Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 18.99
Paperback: ISBN: 052160771X Pages: 208 Price: U.S. $ 32.99


Abstract:

The importance of discourse markers (words like 'so', 'however', and
'well') lies in the theoretical questions they raise about the nature of
discourse and the relationship between linguistic meaning and context. They
are regarded as being central to semantics because they raise problems for
standard theories of meaning, and to pragmatics because they seem to play a
role in the way discourse is understood. In this new and important study,
Diane Blakemore argues that attempts to analyse these expressions within
standard semantic frameworks raise even more problems, while their analysis
as expressions that link segments of discourse has led to an unproductive
and confusing exercise in classification. She concludes that the exercise
in classification that has dominated discourse marker research should be
replaced by the investigation of the way in which linguistic expressions
contribute to the inferential processes involved in utterance understanding. 



Introduction

1. Meaning and truth

2. Non-truth conditional meaning

3. Relevance and meaning

4. Procedural meaning

5. Relevance and discourse

Conclusion 


Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                     Linguistic Theories
                     Pragmatics
                     Semantics


Written In: English  (ENG)
	
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