Experimental Pragmatics

  • Ira A. Noveck
  • Dan Sperber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Dan Sperber, Ira A. Noveck
      Pages 1-22
  3. Pioneering Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Herbert H. Clark, Adrian Bangerter
      Pages 25-49
    3. Guy Politzer
      Pages 94-115
  4. Current Issues in Experimental Pragmatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Jean-Baptiste Van der Henst, Dan Sperber
      Pages 141-171
    3. Orna Peleg, Rachel Giora, Ofer Fein
      Pages 172-186
    4. Josie Bernicot, Virginie Laval
      Pages 207-227
    5. Simon J. Handley, Aidan Feeney
      Pages 228-253
  5. The Case of Scalar Implicatures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Anne L. Bezuidenhout, Robin K. Morris
      Pages 257-282
    3. Gennaro Chierchia, Maria Teresa Guasti, Andrea Gualmini, Luisa Meroni, Stephen Crain, Francesca Foppolo
      Pages 283-300
    4. Ira A. Noveck
      Pages 301-321
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 334-348

About this book


How do we understand what we are told, resolve ambiguities, appreciate metaphor and irony, and grasp both explicit and implicit content in verbal communication? This book provides the first comprehensive introduction to an exciting new field in which models of language and meaning are tested and compared using techniques from psycholinguistics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ira A. Noveck
    • 1
  • Dan Sperber
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut des Sciences CognitivesFrance
  2. 2.Institut Jean NicodFrance

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