The Pragmatics of Indirect Reports: Socio-Philosophical Considerations

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This monograph on indirect reports offers insights on the semantics/pragmatics interface and a refinement of the notion of explicature. The volume is written in an engaging style and guides the reader through the theoretical problems and their ramifications. The thorniest problem in the study of indirect reports is their polyphonic nature, and how the listener distinguishes between the reporter's voice and the original speaker's voice, either by contextual clues or, in the absence of such clues, by resorting to pragmatic ...

The Pragmatics of Indirect Reports: Socio-Philosophical Considerations 2016, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783319410777

2016 edition

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