Perspectives on language use and pragmatics. A volume in memory of Sorin Stati.

Alessandro Capone

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Abstract

This volume is written in memory of Sorin Stati. The authors of this volume mainly deal with perspectives onlanguage use and pragmatics. Each of them has his/her own approach, so the volume should not be taken asrepresenting a single school of thought. Of course, the ideas expressed in all of the articles are reminiscent ofWittgenstein's position which privileged meaning as use.We use language to do many things, to give and to obtain, to persuade and to order, to interact and createhuman bonds.Words and sentences acquire meaning in context, thus a decontextualized approach must bedelegitimized. What the authors in this collection do is to place emphasis on the power of context and cotextto create meaning through myriad relations among the constituents of sentences, and among utterancesthemselves, which are arranged in discourse following an argumentative logic.
Lingua originaleEnglish
EditoreLincom
Numero di pagine330
ISBN (stampa)978 3 929075 72 4
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010
Pubblicato esternamenteYes

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NomeLincom studies in pragmatics

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