Reference From conventions to pragmatics

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Titre : Reference : From conventions to pragmatics

Auteurs : Hélène Vinckel-Roisin (ATILF / Université de Lorraine – CNRS), Laure Gardelle (Université Grenoble Alpes) et Laurence Vincent-Durroux (Université Grenoble Alpes)

Date : 2023

Édition : John Benjamins Publishing Company | Commande

Description : 1 volume | 349 pages

ISBN : Hardbound 9789027212948 | e-book 9789027254672


This volume provides an innovative approach to the referential process thanks to its focus on the relationship between conventions and discourse pragmatics. It brings together a cross-section of current research on referential conventions and pragmatic strategies, in a number of different fields (formal and theoretical linguistics, semantics, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, interactional linguistics, natural language processing), in a variety of verbal and non-verbal languages (English, German, different varieties of French, Indonesian, Belgian sign language) and in a diversity of contexts (the coining of names, language acquisition, second language learning, and various genres such as news articles, narratives, satire or game playing). The volume is meant as a series of thought-provoking studies which place speakers and addressees at the core of the referential act, thus providing evidence on how they negotiate and adjust, depending on the context.