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Is pragmatics of discourse possible?

Published in Capone, A. Perspectives on language use and pragmatics. Muenchen: Lincom Europa. 2010, p. 217-238
Collection Studies in Pragmatics; 16
Abstract This paper is about discourse and pragmatics. It presents the fundamental claims Anne Reboul and I have extensively developed in a book published in 1998 (Reboul & Moeschler 1998). In this book, we claim that discourse is not a linguistic unit, but a pragmatic one, that is, an emergent 1 unit and not an emergent 2 unit like utterances. I present the basic assumptions of discourse pragmatic (coherence is an effect of the accessibility to a global hypothesis) and show how current researches in theoretical and experimental pragmatics can give new directions for discourse pragmatics. I illustrated that point with a central issue for discourse coherence, that is, temporal reference and inferences.
ISBN: 978-3-929075-72-4
Note A volume in memory of Sorin Stati
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MOESCHLER, Jacques. Is pragmatics of discourse possible?. In: Capone, A. (Ed.). Perspectives on language use and pragmatics. Muenchen : Lincom Europa, 2010. p. 217-238. (Studies in Pragmatics; 16) https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:109911

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