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Robert Harnish and Merrill Garrett

International Review of Pragmatics 1 (2009) 84–117 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187731009X455857 Q-Phenomena, I-Phenomena and Impliciture: Some Experimental Pragmatics Merrill Garrett and Robert M. Harnish University of Arizona at Tucson, USA garrett

Emma Borg

and the relevance theoretic approach) still face signifi cant problems. I will then conclude by suggesting that an alternative account, emerging from semantic minimalism, is best placed to accommodate Grice’s distinction. Keywords semantics, experimental pragmatics, Grice, conversational implicatures

Rachel Baker, Ryan Doran, Yaron McNabb, Meredith Larson and Gregory Ward

Pragmatics 1 (2009) 211–248 Keywords scalar implicature, generalized conversational implicature, what is said, semantics-pragmatics boundary, experimental pragmatics Introduction Scalar implicature is the most frequently discussed type of conversational impli- cature, owing in large part to the regularities

Beyond Grammaticalization and Discourse Markers

New Issues in the Study of Language Change


Edited by Salvador Pons Bordería and Óscar Loureda Lamas

Beyond Grammaticalization and Discourse Markers offers a comprehensive account of the most promising new directions in the vast field of grammaticalization studies. From major theoretical issues to hardly addressed experimental questions, this volume explores new ways to expand, refine or even challenge current ideas on grammaticalization.

All contributions, written by leading experts in the fields of grammaticalization and discourse markers, explore issues such as: the impact of Construction Grammar into language change; cyclicity as a driving force of change; the importance of positions and discourse units as predictors of grammaticalization; a renewed way of thinking about philological considerations, or the role of Experimental Pragmatics for hypothesis checking.


Edited by Victoria Escandell-Vidal, Manuel Leonetti and Aoife Ahern

Although the notion of procedural meaning is found in areas such as discourse markers, reference, tense, modality and intonation, until now there has been no single volume entirely devoted to it. Over 25 years, since the initial proposal by Blakemore, a number of refinements have been suggested, yet some criticisms have also been raised. The role and status of the conceptual / procedural distinction within a theory of human communication and the nature of procedural encoding were in need of reassessment in the light of current research in linguistic theory, cognitive science, experimental pragmatics and language acquisition. The papers collected here serve this general purpose from different standpoints. Some of them consider the topic from the angle of its theoretical foundations and put forth original proposals aimed at clarifying the most controversial issues. Others take a more data-driven orientation and offer novel analyses illustrating how encoded instructions work and how much can be gained from approaching certain linguistic phenomena in procedural terms. The contributions in this volume represent an inflection point in the delimitation and understanding of the notion of procedural meaning and open new paths for future research.

Anton Benz, Katja Jasinskaja and Uli Sauerland

The last decade witnessed a surge of new research in pragmatics, fuelled by the emergence of new theoretical frameworks, an increased interest in the semantics-pragmatics interface, and the establishment of experimental pragmatics as a new research paradigm. Many of these developments concern the line of pragmatics which originated with the work of H. Paul Grice. Of new theoretical frameworks, we may mention different variants of optimality and game theoretic approaches, localist semantic theories of embedded implicatures, logical globalist formalisations of Gricean pragmatics, and multi-layered semantics for conventional implicatures. At the same time, research in older frameworks such as Neo-Gricean and Post-Gricean pragmatics continued, and new investigations of speech act and presupposition theory emerged. This development led to a diversification of theoretical approaches, a synthesis of which is desirable but not to be expected in the near future. This issue is intended as a contribution to the enhancement of mutual awareness and the discussion of each other’s results.

Bruce Fraser

(especially Frege), and Cognitive Science (notably on Experimental Pragmatics) testify to his wide ranging interests. Mike was the essence of a professional. He was a brilliant, hard-working, and dedicated scholar but always had time for his students and colleagues, sharing his rigorous yet sensitive

), Experimental Pragmatics/Semantics (2011), Understanding Quotation (2011), Spracherwerb und Kinderliteratur (2011), What is a Context? (2012), Hassrede/Hate Speech (2013), and Satztypen des Deutschen (2013). Mihaela Popa-Wyatt is an honorary research fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the

Yan Huang

-American pragmatics; macro (I), experimental pragmatics; and macro (II), sociopragmatic research on politeness and impoliteness. Micro-Pragmatics Anglo-American Pragmatics Anglo-American, Component View of Pragmatics Since at least Levinson (1983), the study of pragmatics

Questions in Discourse

Volume 2: Pragmatics


Edited by Malte Zimmermann, Klaus von Heusinger and V.Edgar Onea Gaspar

The volume Questions in Discourse - Vol. 2 Pragmatics collects original research on the role of questions in understanding text structure and discourse pragmatics. The in-depth studies discuss the effects of focus, questions and givenness in unalternative semantics, as well as the role of scalar particles, question-answer pairs and prosody from the perspective of Questions under Discussion. Two contributions compare the discourse-structuring potential of Questions under Discussion and rhetorical relations, whereas another adds a perspective from inquisitive semantics. Some contributions also look at understudied languages. Together, the contributions allow for a better understanding of question-related pragmatic and discourse-semantic phenomena, and they offer new perspectives on the structure of texts and discourses.