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作者 McCready, Eric (Eric S.), author
書名 Reliability in pragmatics / Eric McCready
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9780198702832 (hbk.)
9780198702849 (pbk.)
0198702833 (hbk.)
0198702841 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  P99.4.P72 M33 2015    在架上    30630020079487
 歐美所圖書館  401.45 M1379 2015    在架上  -  30500101542911
版本 First edition
說明 x, 291 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Oxford studies in semantics and pragmatics ; 4
Oxford linguistics
Oxford studies in semantics and pragmatics ; 4
Oxford linguistics
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-288) and index
pt. I. Reputation and cooperation -- Cooperation -- Trust and reputations -- Hedging beyond truth -- Deriving hedged interpretations -- pt. II. Evidentials and reliability -- The nature of evidentials -- Updating with reliability -- Using priorities -- Testimonial evidence
This book is an exploration of how knowledge about the reliability of information sources manifests itself in linguistic phenomena and use. It focuses on cooperation in language use and on how considerations of reliability influence what is done with the information acquired through language. Eric McCready provides a detailed account of the phenomena of hedging and evidentiality and analyses them using tools from game theory, dynamic semantics, and formal epistemology. Hedging is argued to be a mechanism used by speakers to protect their reputations for cooperativity from damage inflicted by infelicitous discourse moves. The pragmatics of evidential use is also discussed in terms of the histories of interaction that influence reputation: the author argues that past experience with the evidence source indexed by the evidential determines how the process of adding information will proceed. The book makes many new connections between seemingly disparate aspects of linguistic meaning and practice. It will be of interest to specialists in semantics, pragmatics, and philosophy of language, as well as those in the fields of philosophy and cognitive science with an interest in language and epistemology
主題 Pragmatics
Conversation analysis
Hedge (Linguistics)
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