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Presumptive meanings

the theory of generalized conversational implicature

by Stephen C. Levinson

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Semantics.,
  • Formal languages -- Semantics.,
  • Implication (Logic),
  • Pragmatics.,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStephen C. Levinson.
    SeriesLanguage, speech, and communication
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP325 .L45 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 480 p. ;
    Number of Pages480
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL46738M
    ISBN 100262122189, 0262621304
    LC Control Number99046140

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Presumptive Meanings is a careful and cogent reformulation of linguistic pragmatics based on a sweeping knowledge of the existing literature and a profound understanding of the problem of meaning in natural language.

This book presents a significant challenge to both ultra-functionalist views and to the reigning structural theories of the relation between meaning and form.

Levinson outlines a theory of presumptive meanings, or preferred interpretations, governing the use of language, building on the idea of implicature developed by the philosopher H.P. Grice. Some of the indirect information carried by speech is presumed by default because it is carried by general principles, rather than inferred from specific.

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Presumptive definition is - based on probability or presumption. How to use presumptive in a sentence. Presumptive Meanings: The Theory of Generalized Conversational Implicature. Abstract. From the Publisher: When we speak, we mean more than we say. In this book Stephen C. Levinson explains some general processes that underlie presumptions in communication.

This is the first extended discussion of preferred interpretation in language. Presumptive Meanings: The Theory of Generalized Conversational Implicature by Levinson, Stephen C and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. of presumptive meanings, or preferred interpretations), it is necessary to distinguish a new level of utterance-type meaning from sentence-meaning and speaker-meaning: “This level is to capture the suggestions that the use of an expression of a certain type generally or normally carries, by default” (p.

71). The book belongs to the genre of. Presumptive meanings contains four major chapters, a succinct introduction and a short epilogue. For the background that students might need in order to comprehend the issues discussed in this book, Levinson refers back to his introduction.

Get this from a library. Presumptive meanings: the theory of generalized conversational implicature. [Stephen C Levinson] -- Annotation When we speak, we mean more than we say.

In this book Stephen C. Levinson explains some general processes that underlie presumptions in communication. This is the first extended. Presumptive Meanings is a careful and cogent reformulation of linguistic pragmatics based on a sweeping knowledge of the existing literature and a profound understanding of the problem of meaning in natural language.

This book presents a significant challenge to both ultra-functionalist views and to the reigning structural theories of the /5(12). Presumptive meanings is a most intriguing book on the semantics/pragmatics interface and on the syntax/pragmatics interface in which Levinson successfully demonstrates the pervasive role played by pragmatic inference in a theory of language.

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Levinson outlines a theory of presumptive meanings, or preferred interpretations, governing the use of language, building on the idea of implicature developed by the philosopher H. Grice. Some of the indirect information carried by speech is presumed by default because it is carried by general principles, rather than inferred from specific.

Presumptive Meanings by Stephen C. Levinson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(13). Levinson claims that to account for GCI (and other types of presumptive meanings, or preferred interpretations), it is necessary to distinguish a new level of.

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Levinson outlines .Title: Presumptive meanings [Reprint] Author(s): Levinson, S.C. Publication year: In: Archer, D.; Grundy, P. (ed.), The pragmatics reader, pp. Author: Stephen C. Levinson.