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Marta Dynel

”, which does not embrace formulaic expressions, such as “Two pints of Guinness” said in a pub to a bartender. These linguistic units invite context-insensitive fixed meanings, which act like “frozen implicatures” but are not implicatures, not being subject to cancellation, for instance. However

Joana Garmendia

1. Introduction Irony is a recurrent subject in Relevance Theory. Since Sperber and Wilson first presented their echoic account, they have devoted several studies to its analysis (Sperber, 1984; Wilson and Sperber, 1992; Sperber and Wilson, 1981, 1998; Wilson, 2006, 2009). Although

Steven Davis

Recanati’s recommendation for testing intuitions about the truth-values of utterances. To elicit these intu- itions, he says: One has simply to provide subjects with scenarios describing situations, or, even better with – possibly animated – pictures of situations and to ask them to evalu- ate the target

Jaroslav Peregrin

the rules of chess that make a piece used to play the game a pawn , a bishop , a king etc. It is not its makeup, but exclusively the role con- ferred on it by the rules according to which we decide to treat it that provides the piece with its ‘value’. It makes no sense to say that what we subject to

Marco Mazzone

( 1986 ). M . Mazzone / International Review of Pragmatics 1 (2009) 321–347 323 mind-reading; rather, it applies to environmental stimuli of any kind, and concerns mainly their informativeness for the subject who processes them. It is true that with regard to communication some sort of coordination

Georg Kjøll

communication as thought sharing. Th e goal of the paper is to draw some conclusions applicable to the study of communication as a whole by subjecting a particular debate in philosophy/ linguistics to closer scrutiny. My hope is that even someone unfamiliar with and/or uninterested in either or both of

Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich

among others. I am not suggesting that institutional discourse in standardized in any way. As Anton and Peterson ( 2003 : 407) point out “… the agency of subjects may be determined by their subject posi- tions, but this in no way eliminates their ability to choose between options. Choices result in

What Kind of Associative and Inferential Processes?

A Response to Rubio-Fernández (2013)

Marco Mazzone

behavioural access. His proposal about what is needed beyond spreading activation makes an appeal to “conscious processes that are subject to capacity limitations” (Barsalou, 1982: 87). More precisely, his proposal is that both context-dependent ( CD ) and context-independent ( CI ) properties may be

Iker Zulaica-Hernández and Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach

meaning. The nature of the latter is not sufficiently clear yet and will probably be subject to further debate in the coming years. Expressive meaning can be viewed as comprising conventional implicatures in the sense of Grice (1975) , appropriateness conditions in a given context, or even more

Marta Dynel

in a piece of data doesn’t mean that it is, therefore, impolite, because these strategies are always subject to the context they are in. MD: You’ve mentioned that language users give their feedback on impoliteness formulae and the communicative patterns they consider impolite, which is related