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Pragmatics II

ISBN 9780415477956
Published November 27, 2011 by Routledge
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A new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Linguistics, Pragmatics II is a four-volume collection of the very best scholarship on pragmatics. It is an essential successor collection to the editor’s Pragmatics (6 vols.) (978-0-415-11734-0), published in 1998 and described by The Linguist List as ‘essential background reading for students of pragmatics and new researchers in the pragmatics of language’.

Pragmatics has experienced dramatic growth since its first flourishing early in the twentieth century. Pragmatics (1998) was the first comprehensive collection of the field’s canonical and cutting-edge research, and this new collection now takes full account of the many important developments that have taken place since its appearance. Pragmatics II also includes coverage of areas without the scope of the first collection.

With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Pragmatics II is an indispensable work of reference. It is destined to be valued by scholars, students, and researchers as a vital research resource.

Table of Contents


Volume I


1. Barry Smith, ‘Towards a History of Speech Act Theory’, in Armin Burkhardt (ed.), Speech Acts, Meanings and Intentions: Critical Approaches to the Philosophy of John R. Searle (Walter de Gruyter, 1990), pp. 29–61.

2. Marina Sbisa, ‘How to Read Austin’, Pragmatics, 2007, 17, 461–73.

Delineation: Pragmatics and Semantics

3. Kent Bach, ‘You Don’t Say?’, Synthese, 2001, 128, 1–2, 15–44.

4. Anne Bezuidenhout, ‘Procedural Meaning and the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface’, The Semantics/Pragmatics Interface (CSLI, Stanford University, 2004).

5. Klaus von Heusinger and Ken Turner, ‘A First Dialogue on the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface’, in von Heusinger and Turner (eds.), Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics (Elsevier, 2006), pp. 1–18.

6. Kepa Korta and John Perry, ‘The Pragmatic Circle’, Synthese, 2008, 165, 347–57.

7. Napoleon Katsos, ‘The Semantics/Pragmatics Interface from an Experimental Perspective: The Case of Scalar Implicature’, Synthese, 2008, 165, 385–401.

Speech Act Theory

8. John R. Searle, ‘Illocutionary Acts and the Concept of Truth’, in Dirk Greimann and Geo Siegwart (eds.), Truth and Speech Acts (Routledge, 2007), pp. 31–40.

9. Herman Cappelen and Ernest LePore, ‘Precis of Insensitive Semantics’, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2006, 73, 2, 425–34.

10. Herman Cappelen and Ernest LePore, ‘Speech Act Pluralism’, Insensitive Semantics: A Defense of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism (Blackwell, 2005).


11. Timothy Williamson, ‘Knowing and Asserting’, Philosophical Review, 1996, 105, 4, 489–523.

12. Keith DeRose, ‘Assertion, Knowledge, and Context’, Philosophical Review, 2002, 111, 2, 167–203.

13. Gary Watson, ‘Asserting and Promising’, Philosophical Studies, 2004, 117, 1–2, 57–77.

14. Peter Pagin, ‘Is Assertion Social?’, Journal of Pragmatics, 2004, 36, 5, 833–59.

15. Scott Soames, ‘Understanding Assertion’, in Judith Thomson and Alex Byrne (eds.), Content and Modality, Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Stalnaker (Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 222–50.

16. Robert Stalnaker, ‘Responses’, in Judith Thomson and Alex Byrne (eds.), Content and Modality, Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Stalnaker (Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 289–94.

17. Gary Kemp, ‘Assertion as a Practice’, in Dirk Greimann and Geo Siegwart (eds.), Truth and Speech Acts (Routledge, 2007), pp. 107–29.

18. John MacFarlane, ‘What is Assertion?’, in Jessica Brown and Herman Cappelen (eds.), Assertion (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Volume II

Lexical Pragmatics

19. Reinhard Blutner, ‘Lexical Pragmatics’, Journal of Semantics, 1998, 15, 2, 115–62.

20. Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson, ‘The Mapping Between the Mental and the Public Lexicon’, in P. Carruthers and J. Boucher (eds.), Thought and Language (Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 184–200.

21. Peter Lasersohn, ‘Pragmatic Halos’, Language, 1999, 75, 522–51.

22. Deirdre Wilson and Robyn Carston, ‘A Unitary Approach to Lexical Pragmatics: Relevance, Inference and Ad Hoc Concepts’, in Noel Burton-Roberts (ed.), Pragmatics (Palgrave, 2007), pp. 230–59.


23. Saul A. Kripke, ‘Presupposition and Anaphora: Remarks on the Formulation of the Projection Problem’, Linguistic Inquiry, 2009, 40, 3, 367–86.

24. Craige Roberts, ‘Only, Presupposition and Implicature’, Journal of Semantics (forthcoming).

25. Mandy Simons, ‘Presuppositions and Relevance’, in Zoltan Szabo (ed.), Semantics vs. Pragmatics (Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 329–55.

26. Mandy Simons, ‘Foundational Issues in Presupposition’, Philosophy Compass, 2006, 1, 4, 357–72.

Conventional Implicatures

27. Kent Bach, ‘The Myth of Conventional Implicature’, Linguistics and Philosophy, 1999, 22, 327–66.

28. Laurence Horn, ‘Toward a Fregean Pragmatics: Voraussetzung, Nebengedanke, Andeutung’, in Istvan Kecskes and Laurence Horn (eds.), Explorations in Pragmatics: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Intercultural Aspects (Mouton de Gruyter, 2007), pp. 39–69.

29. Christopher Potts, ‘Conventional Implicatures: A Distinguished Class of Meanings’, in Gillian Ramchand and Charles Reiss (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces (Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 475–501.

Volume III


30. Stephen C. Levinson, ‘Three Levels of Meaning’, in Frank Palmer (ed.), Grammar and Meaning: Essays in Honor of Sir John Lyons (Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 90–115.

31. Jennifer Saul, ‘What is Said and Psychological Reality: Grice’s Project and Relevance Theorists’ Criticisms’, Linguistics and Philosophy, 2002, 25, 347–72.

32. Laurence Horn, ‘Current Issues in Neo-Gricean Pragmatics’, Intercultural Pragmatics, 2005, 2, 2, 191–204.

33. Robyn Carston, ‘Relevance Theory, Grice and the Neo-Griceans: A Response to Laurence Horn’s "Current Issues in Neo-Gricean Pragmatics"’, Intercultural Pragmatics, 2005, 2–3, 303–19.

34. Laurence R. Horn, ‘More Issues in Neo- and Post-Gricean Pragmatics: A Response to Robyn Carston’s Response’, Intercultural Pragmatics, 2006, 3, 1, 81–93.

35. Kent Bach, ‘The Top 10 Misconceptions about Implicature’, in Gregory L. Ward and Betty J. Birner (eds.), Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo-Gricean Studies in Pragmatics and Semantics in Honor of Laurence R. Horn (John Benjamins, 2006), pp. 21–30.

36. Reinhard Blutner, ‘Embedded Implicatures and Optimally Theoretic Pragmatics’, in Torgrim Solstad, Atle Gronn, and Dag Haug, A Festschrift for Kjell Johan Saebo in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Celebration of his 50th Birthday (University of Oslo, 2006), pp. 11–29.

37. Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt, ‘Varieties of Defaults’, Belgrade English Language and Literature Studies, 2009, 1, 35–68.

38. Scott Soames, ‘Drawing the Line Between Meaning and Implicature: And Relating Both to Assertion’, Nous, 2008, 42, 3, 440–65.

39. Laurence R. Horn, ‘WJ-40: ‘Implicature, Truth, and Meaning’, International Review of Pragmatics, 2009, 1, 3–34.

40. Emma Borg, ‘On Three Theories of Implicature: Default Theory, Relevance Theory and Minimalism’, International Review of Pragmatics, 2009, 1, 63–83.

The Explicit/Implicit Distinction—I

41. Kent Bach, ‘Conversational Implicature’, Mind and Language, 1994, 9, 2, 124–62.

42. John Perry, ‘Indexicals, Contexts and Unarticulated Constituents’, Proceedings of the 1995 CSLI-Amsterdam Logic, Language and Computation Conference (CSLI Publications, 1998).

43. Jason Stanley, ‘Context and Logical Form’, Linguistics and Philosophy, 2000, 23, 4, 391–434.

44. Francois Recanati, ‘Unarticulated Constituents’, Linguistics and Philosophy, 2002, 25, 3, 299–345.

Volume IV

The Explicit/Implicit Distinction—II

45. Robyn Carston, ‘Explicature and Semantics’, in S. Davis and B. Gillon (eds.), Semantics: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 817–45.

46. Herman Cappelen and Ernie LePore, ‘The Myth of Unarticulated Constituents’, in Michael O’Rourke and Corey Washington (eds.), Situating Semantics: Essays on the Philosophy of John Perry (MIT Press, 2007), pp. 199–214.

47. Stephen Neale, ‘On Location’, in Michael O’Rourke and Corey Washington (eds.), Situating Semantics: Essays on the Philosophy of John Perry (MIT Press, 2007), pp. 251–393.

48. Francois Recanati, ‘It is Raining (Somewhere)’, Linguistics and Philosophy, 2007, 30, 123–46.

49. Luisa Marti, ‘Unarticulated Constituents Revisited’, Linguistics and Philosophy, 2006, 29, 2, 135–66.

Talk in Interaction

50. Claudia Caffi, ‘On Mitigation’, Journal of Pragmatics, 1999, 31, 7, 881–909.

Pragmatics and Grammar

51. Ruth Kempson, Ronnie Cann, and Matthew Purver, ‘Talking and Listening: Dialogue and the Grammar-Pragmatics Interface’ (2006) (previously unpublished).

52. Gennaro Chierchia, ‘Scalar Implicatures, Polarity Phenomena and the Syntax/Pragmatics Interface’, in A. Belletti (ed.), Structures and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 39–103.

53. Mira Ariel, ‘Discourse, Grammar, Discourse’, Discourse Studies, 2009, 11, 1, 5–36.

Volume V

Pragmatics and Psychology: Theoretical and Experimental Pragmatics

54. Asa Kasher et al., ‘Effects of Right- and Left-Hemisphere Damage on Understanding Conversational Implicatures’, Brain and Language, 1999, 68, 3, 566–90.

55. Bruno G. Bara and Maurizio Tirassa, ‘Neuropragmatics: Brain and Communication’, Brain and Language, 2000, 71, 1, 10–14.

56. Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson, ‘Pragmatics, Modularity and Mind-reading’, Mind and Language, 2002, 17, 1–2, 3–23.

57. Anna Papafragou and Julien Musolino, ‘Scalar Implicatures: Experiments at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface’, Cognition, 2003, 86, 3, 253–82.

58. Nachum Soroker et al., ‘Processing of Basic Speech Acts Following Localized Brain Damage: A New Light on the Neuroanatomy of Language’, Brain and Cognition, 2005, 57, 2, 214–17.

59. Robyn Carston, ‘How Many Pragmatic Systems are There?’, in M. J. Frápolli (ed.), Saying, Meaning and Referring: Essays on François Recanati’s Philosophy of Language (Palgrave, 2007), pp. 18–48.

60. Merrill Garrett and Robert M. Harnish, ‘Experimental Pragmatics: Testing for Implicitures’, Pragmatics and Cognition, 2007, 15, 1, 65–90.

61. Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt, ‘Psychological Explanations in Gricean Pragmatics and Frege’s Legacy’, in I. Kecskes and J. Mey (eds.), Intentions, Common Ground, and the Egocentric Speaker-Hearer (Mouton de Gruyter, 2008), pp. 9–45.

62. Louise Cummings, ‘A Survey of Acquired Pragmatic Disorders’, Clinical Pragmatics (Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 88–117.

63. Louise Cummings, ‘The Cognitive Substrates of Acquired Pragmatic Disorders’, Clinical Pragmatics (Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 139–76.


Historical Pragmatics

64. Irma Taavitsainen and Susan Fitzmaurice, ‘Historical Pragmatics: What it is and How to Do it’, in Susan M. Fitzmaurice and Irma Taavitsainen (eds.), Methodological Issues in Historical Pragmatics (Mouton de Gruyter, 2007), pp. 11–36.

65. Andreas H. Jucker, ‘Historical Pragmatics’, Language and Linguistics Compass, 2008, 2, 5, 894–906.

66. Elizabeth Closs Traugott, ‘English Speech Act Verbs: A Historical Perspective’, in Linda R. Waugh (ed.), New Vistas in Grammar: Invariance and Variation (John Benjamins, 1991), pp. 387–406.

67. Leslie Katherine Arnovick, ‘The Expanding Discourse of Promises in Present-Day English: A Case Study in Historical Pragmatics’, Folia Linguistica Historica, 1994, 15, 1–2, 175–91.

68. Thomas Kohnen, ‘Explicit Performatives in Old English: A Corpus-Based Study of Directives’, Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 2000, 1, 2, 301–21.


69. Klaus P. Schneider and Anne Barron, ‘Where Pragmatics and Dialectology Meet: Introducing Variational Pragmatics’, in Klaus P. Schneider and Anne Barron (eds.), Variational Pragmatic: A Focus on Regional Varieties in Pluricentric Languages (John Benjamins, 2008), pp. 1–32.


70. Jacob L. Mey, ‘Between Culture and Pragmatics: Scylla and Charybdis? The Precarious Condition of Intercultural Pragmatics’, Intercultural Pragmatics, 2004, 1, 1, 27–48.

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