Schumacher, Petra B. (2017). Semantic‐Pragmatic Processing. In: The Handbook of Psycholinguistics, pp. 392-410. Malden/Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Abstract

Research on semantic-pragmatic processing is concerned with different aspects of meaning. Sentence meaning—that is, the contribution of lexical and grammatical meaning aspects—is distinguished from speaker's meaning—a representation of the speaker's intentions that are often not expressed explicitly and must be inferred by the comprehender. This chapter reviews inferential processes required to arrive at speaker's meaning. It starts with reference resolution during which the cognitive status of a referent determines the form used to refer to it and where different processing profiles are found for different degrees of the referent's cognitive accessibility. This is followed by a review of the research on meaning extension such as reference transfer, type shifting and coercion. The processing of implicature illustrates how inferences arise from the general conversational setting and communicative requirements such as informativeness, perspicuity, and relevance.

Item Type: Book Section, Proceedings Item or annotation in a legal commentary
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Schumacher, Petra B.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Editors:
EditorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Fernández, Eva M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Smith Cairns, HelenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-376601
DOI: 10.1002/9781118829516.ch17
Title of Book: The Handbook of Psycholinguistics
Page Range: pp. 392-410
Number of Pages: 392-410
Date: 2017
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Place of Publication: Malden/Oxford
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Cologne Center of Language Sciences - Kölner Zentrum Sprachwissenschaften (CCLS)
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/37660

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