By Guangwu Feng
The general objective of this publication is to strengthen a Gricean theoretical framework of traditional implicature during which chinese language pragmatic markers might be accommodated. It has associated pursuits. first of all it units out to increase a thought of traditional implicature. traditional implicature is itself a hugely debatable time period, understood very otherwise by way of a variety of manufacturers of up to date pragmatic conception, and is a pivotal idea within the debates among the Gricean and Neo-Gricean theorists at the one hand and proponents of Relevance idea at the different. This publication deals an exemplary research and definition of what's interested by those present debates, and it either clarifies and 'problematises' a wide variety of linked concerns. the second one target is to supply a principled and systematic research of pragmatic markers in chinese language. Markers of this type (and more than a few interconnnected different types together with discourse debris) were the topic of extreme research lately, and this specific research of chinese language markers is a contribution during this sector that is of considerable significance, either theoretical and empirical.
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Extra resources for A Theory of Conventional Implicature & Pragmatic Markers in Chinese
Speaker-meant What is said needs to be meant by the speaker. In other words, if the speaker intends to say that p but utters, for one reason or another, an expression which conventionally means that q, 8 A large amount of work has been done to bridge the claimed gap between what is said and what is implicated. The inﬂuential attempts, besides the relevance theorists’ thesis of explicature, are Bach’s (1994) proposal of impliciture and Recanati’s (2003) pragmatically enriched explicature. See also Huang (2007) for an excellent discussion.
The crucial feature of conversational implicatures, particularized and generalized, is that they are dependent on the assumption that the cooperative principle is being observed. Consider again Grice’s (1975) example, repeated here as (14): (14) a. b. Bill is meeting a woman this evening. Bill is meeting a woman [who is not his wife, mother, or sister] this evening. Echoing Grice (1975), Levinson treats (14b) as the generalized conversational implicature derived from (14a), using his Q[uantity]heuristic (based on Grice’s ﬁrst maxim of quantity).
2 Grice’s second proposed taxonomy of speaker meaning. Unlike the ﬁrst taxonomy, which is based on the presence or absence of dictiveness (truth-conditionality), and thereby what is said and what is conventionally implicated are distinctive categories, this candidate is based on the presence or absence of formality (whether or not the relevant signiﬁcation is part of the conventional meaning of the signifying expression), and as a consequence, what is said and what is conventionally implicated are grouped together.
A Theory of Conventional Implicature & Pragmatic Markers in Chinese by Guangwu Feng