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Pragmatic Enrichment as Coherence Raising
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5250-1881
2014 (English)In: Philosophical Studies, ISSN 0031-8116, E-ISSN 1573-0883, Vol. 168, no 1, 59-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper concerns the phenomenon of pragmatic enrichment, and has a proposal for predicting the occurrence of such enrichments. The idea is that an enrichment of an expressed content c occurs as a means of strengthening the coherence between c and a salient given content c’ of the context, whether c’ is given in discourse, as sentence parts, or through perception. After enrichment, a stronger coherence relation is instantiated than before enrichment. An idea of a strength scale of types of coherence relations is proposed and applied.

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2014. Vol. 168, no 1, 59-100 p.
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Coherence, Coherence strength, Pragmatic enrichment, Coherence relations, Relevance theory, Neo-Gricean theory, Generalized conversational implicatures, Robyn Carston, Fracois Recanati, Kent Bach, Jeremy Hobbs, Andrew Kehler, Modulations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111592DOI: 10.1007/s11098-013-0221-8OAI: diva2:775862
Available from: 2015-01-05 Created: 2015-01-05 Last updated: 2015-08-25Bibliographically approved

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