This volume, Paul Grice’s first book, includes the long-delayed publication of his enormously influential 1967 William James Lectures. But there is much, much more in this work. Grice himself has carefully arranged and framed the sequence of essays to emphasize not a certain set of ideas but a habit of mind, a style of philosophizing. Grice has, to be sure, provided philosophy with crucial ideas. His account of speaker-meaning is the standard that others use to define their own minor divergences or future elaborations. His discussion of conversational implicatures has given philosophers an important tool for the investigation of all sorts of problems; it has also laid the foundation for a great deal of work by other philosophers and linguists about presupposition. His metaphysical defense of absolute values is starting to be considered the beginning of a new phase in philosophy. This is a vital book for all who are interested in Anglo-American philosophy.
A Pragmatic Study of the Cooperative Principle and Grice s Maxims in Lois Lowry s The Giver
The purpose of this study is to examine the language of literary texts based on the pragmatic theories; Cooperative Principle and Grice's maxims. The researcher collected data from a science fiction novel, The Giver by Los Lowry. The findings reveal that most of the time, Lowry made the characters disobey Grice's maxims and the Cooperative Principle. Observance of the maxims was less than failure to observe the maxims. Lowry had her characters fail to observe the maxims for specific purposes such as generating new implicatures, hiding the truth for a period, or persuading and convincing the readers about a message Lowry wanted to convey.
The Cooperative Principle Not Opposed to a True Political Economy
Author: Charles Marriott (Vicar of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford.)
Rhetoric has traditionally studied acts of persuasion in the affairs of government and men, but this work investigates the language of other, non-traditional rhetors, including immigrants, women, urban children and others who have long been on the margins of civic life and political forums.
Esta obra pretende ser una introducción a la semántica y la pragmática para alumnos universitarios españoles de lingüística y de filología inglesa. Es un texto paralelo a English Phonetics and Phonology for Spanish Speakers, del mismo autor (UB, 2000). Sus características más importantes son:. Ofrece un curso completo de semántica y pragmática para estudiantes universitarios de lengua y literatura inglesa.. Incluye un primer capítulo que relaciona la semántica y pragmática entre sí y con las otras ramas de la lingüística.. Aporta ejemplificación de muchas variedades lingüísticas, aparte del inglés, español y catalán.. Contiene ejercicios variados al final de cada capítulo, con sugerencias para su solución al final de la obra
This is an introduction to pragmatics, the study of how people make sense of each other linguistically. The author explains, and illustrates, basic concepts such as the co-operative principle, deixis, and speech acts, providing a clear, concise foundation for further study.