This book showcases new and innovative developments and approaches in pragmatics, spotlighting perspectives from an international range of emerging scholars undertaking cutting-edge research pushing the field in new directions.
The volume begins by taking stock of the most up-to-date developments in pragmatics research, as embodied by the work of a newer generation of pragmaticists. Chapters are organized around key areas of development within pragmatics, including intercultural and cross-cultural pragmatics, cognitive pragmatics, and new perspectives on referencing, implicating, and inferring, shedding further light on the ways in which pragmatics increasingly interfaces with other linguistic disciplines and on innovative methodologies. The book also places the focus on pragmatics approaches in languages other than than English, further expanding the borders of research.
This book will be of particular interest to scholars in pragmatics interested in staying on top of the latest developments and future directions for the field.
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List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: New Waves in Pragmatics
Istvan Kecskes and Monika Kirner-Ludwig
Can cats pick up chainsaws? The interaction of context and plausibility
Stanley Alexander Donahoo
Scalar Implicature through the lens of Distributional Linguistics
Maxime Codère Corbeil
"We have a big crowd": The different referents of the first-person plural in U.S. presidential candidates’ talk on entertainment-political interviews
Eean Grimshaw and Menno H. Reijven
Whatever can be meant can be echoed: A comparison of since when questions and echo declarative questions
The pragmatics of Japanese quotative constructions: a comparative study between Japanese and Japanese heritage language families
Managing epistemic asymmetry through dialogic resonance in therapy interactions
At-issue or not-at-issue discourse contribution by puisque ('since')? Information structure and discourse structure
A Discourse Model for "Undirected Speculation"
Erika Bellingham, Hanno Beck and Richard Hatcher
Pragmatic aspects of translation: a contrastive analysis of translation processes illustrated by inductive-empirical eye-tracking, writing process analysis, and a questionnaire
Monika Kirner-Ludwig is Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck, Austria, and is affiliated with the University at Albany (SUNY), USA, and Tomsk State University, Russia.