The Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction

Edited by Claudia Bianchi

The Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction
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Edited by Claudia Bianchi

Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

304 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9781575864587 Published December 2004
The contributors to this volume tend to agree on one thing: semantic theory cannot retain its traditional purity, free of pragmatic contextual considerations. This claim provides the setting for various provocative approaches to a precise definition of pragmatics and its reconciliation with semantics—a collection of leading-edge work examining the semantics/pragmatics dispute in terms of a broad range of phenomena, showing how these issues reach from linguistics into a number of other fields, and examining the role of pragmatics in different forms of cross-cultural communication.
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