Table of Contents – The Semantics-Pragmatics Controversy

Table of Contents

Language, Context, and Cognition
Title Page
Copyright Page
Table of Figures
1 Introduction
1.1 The Standard Notions of Literal Meaning and Non-literal Meaning and Their Problems
1.2 Aim of the Book
1.3 Plan of the book
2 Against the Standard Notions of Literal Meaning and Non-literal Meaning
2.1 Literal Meaning and Context-Independence
2.1.1 Literal Meaning as Compositional Meaning?
2.1.2 Literal Meaning as Context-Independent?
2.1.3 Literal Meaning as Primary to Non-literal Meaning?
2.2 Non-literal Meaning and Conventionality
2.2.1 Empirical Evidence
2.2.2 Theoretical Considerations
2.3 Consequences for Lexical Meaning
2.3.1 Problematic Data
2.3.2 Approaches to Meaning in the Lexicon The Maximalist Approach The Intermediate Approach
2.3.3 Semantic Underspecification in the Lexicon The Minimalist Approach Ruhl’s monosemic approach A Cognitive Approach Underspecification and Conventionality Underspecification and Semantic Relations More Underspecification in the Lexicon Underspecification of Semantic Composition
2.4 Empirical Investigations of Aspects of Semantics
2.4.1 Polysemy vs. Underspecification in the Lexicon
2.4.2 Empirical Evidence for Semantic vs. Pragmatic Processing
2.5 Why the Standard Notions?
2.6 Summary
3 Utterance Meaning and the Literal/Non-literalDistinction
3.1 Levels of Meaning
3.1.1 Grice’s Four Types of Meaning
3.1.2 Bierwisch’s Three Levels of Meaning
3.1.3 Summary
3.2 The Problem of Characterising the Level of Utterance Meaning
3.2.1 Explicit/Implicit Meaning Explicatures Implicitures
3.2.2 Unarticulated Constituents vs. Hidden Indexicals
3.2.3 Minimal Semantic Content and Full Propositionality
3.2.4 Minimal Proposition vs. Proposition Expressed
3.3 Summary
4 Utterance Meaning and Communicative Sense – Two Levels or One?
4.1 Problematic Phenomena
4.1.1 Metaphor Traditional Characterisation and its Problems Metaphor and The Similarity of Various Types of Meaning Metaphor and Attributive Categories Empirical Results Concerning Metaphor Interpretation Formal approaches to metaphor interpretation Summary
4.1.2 Irony Traditional Characterisation and its Problems Irony as echoic interpretive use Irony as a Form of Indirect Negation Empirical Results Concerning Irony Interpretation Summary
4.1.3 Conversational Implicatures Generalised vs. Particularised Conversational Implicature – Theoretical Approaches (Mostly) Empirical Evidence Concerning GCIs Summary
4.1.4 Speech Acts
4.2 Differentiating What is Said from What is Meant
4.2.1 What is Said/What is Meant and Indirect Speech Reports
4.2.2 Primary vs. Secondary Pragmatic Processes
4.2.3 What is Said/What is Meant and Distinct Knowledge Systems
4.3 Summary
5 Varieties of Meaning, Context and the Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction
5.1 Towards an Alternative Characterisation of (Non-)Literal Meaning
5.1.1 Literal Meaning and Types of Non-literal Meaning
5.1.2 Literal Meaning as ‘Minimal Meaning’
5.1.3 Nature of the Processes Determining (Non)-Literal Meaning
5.1.4 (Non-)Literal Meaning as (Non-)Basic Meaning
5.2 The Nature of Context in Utterance Interpretation
5.2.1 Context and the Interpretation of Implicit Meaning Aspects Free Enrichment and Implicit Meaning Aspects Discourse Interpretation and Information from Conceptual Frames Free Enrichment and Information from Conceptual Frames Consequences
5.2.2 Context, Semantic Interpretation and the Semantics/ Pragmatics Distinction
5.3 Summary
6 Summary