Indirect Reports and Pragmatics: Interdisciplinary Studies by Alessandro CaponeIndirect Reports and Pragmatics: Interdisciplinary Studies by Alessandro Capone

Indirect Reports and Pragmatics: Interdisciplinary Studies

byAlessandro CaponeEditorFerenc Kiefer, Franco Lo Piparo

Hardcover | December 8, 2015

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This volume offers the reader a singular overview of current thinking on indirect reports. The contributors are eminent researchers from the fields of philosophy of language, theoretical linguistics and communication theory, who answer questions on this important issue. This exciting area of controversy has until now mostly been treated from the viewpoint of philosophy. This volume adds the views from semantics, conversation analysis and sociolinguistics.

Authors address matters such as the issue of semantic minimalism vs. radical contextualism, the attribution of responsibility for the modes of presentation associated with Noun Phrases and how to distinguish the indirect reporter's responsibility from the original speaker's responsibility. They also explore the connection between indirect reporting and direct quoting. Clearly indirect reporting has some bearing on the semantics/pragmatics debate, however, there is much controversy on "what is said", whether this is a minimal semantic logical form (enriched by saturating pronominals) or a much richer and fully contextualized logical form. This issue will be discussed from several angles. Many of the authors are contextualists and the discussion brings out the need to take context into account when one deals with indirect reports, both the context of the original utterance and the context of the report. It is interesting to see how rich cues and clues can radically transform the reported message, assigning illocutionary force and how they can be mobilized to distinguish several voices in the utterance. Decoupling the voice of the reporting speaker from that of the reported speaker on the basis of rich contextual clues is an important issue that pragmatic theory has to tackle. Articles on the issue of slurs will bring new light to the issue of decoupling responsibility in indirect reporting, while others are theoretically oriented and deal with deep problems in philosophy and epistemology.

Title:Indirect Reports and Pragmatics: Interdisciplinary StudiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:648 pagesPublished:December 8, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319213946

ISBN - 13:9783319213941

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I The (social) praxis of indirect reports.- 1. Indirect reporting in bilingual language production by Istvan Kecskes.- 2. Reported speech; a clinical pragmatics perspective by Louise Cummings.- 3. On the (complicated) relationship between direct and indirect reports by Alessandro Capone.- 4. Indirect reports in Hungarian by Ferenc Kiefer.- 5. Indirect reports, quotation, and narrative by Neal Norrick.- 6. Reporting dialogue and the role of grammar by Eleni Gregoromichelaki.- 7. Indirect reports and workplace norms by Meredith Marra & Janet Holmes.- 8. Indirect reported speech in interaction by Elisabeth Holt.- 9. The semantics of citation by Jock Wong.- 10. The reporting of slurs by Keith Allan.- 11. Indirectly reporting and translating slurring utterances by Alessandro Capone.- 12. When Reporting Others Backfires by Luvell Anderson.- 13. The question of reported speech: identifying an occupational hazard by Eric Whittle.- Part II Indirect reports in philosophy of language.- 14. A theory of saying reports by Wayne Davis.- 15. Pretend reference and coreference by Manuel García-Carpintero.- 16. Indirect discourse and quotation by Michel Seymour.- 17. The Syntax-Pragmatics Merger: Belief Reports in the Theory of Default Semantic by Kasia, Jaszczolt.- 18. Speaking for another by Howard Wettstein.- 19. On the inferential structure of indirect reports by András Kertész & Csilla Rákosi.- 20. Integrated parentheticals in quotations and free indirect discourse by Alessandra Giorgi.- 21. Faithfulness and 'de se' by Sam Cumming & Yael Sharvit.- 22. She and herself by Eros Corazza.- 23. Impure 'de se' thoughts and pragmatics (and how this is relevant to pragmatics and Immunity to Error through Misidentification) by Alessandro Capone.- 24. Reporting Practices and Reported Entities by Nellie Wieland.- 25. Indirect reports, information, and non-declaratives by Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach.- 26. Reports, indirect reports, and illocutionary point by Keith Allan.- 27. Reporting and interpreting intentions in defamation law by Fabrizio, Macagno.- 28. The Pragmatics of Indirect Discourse in Artificial Languages by Alan Libert.- 29. The proper name theory of quotation and indirect reported speech by Ralph Salkie