Thoughts and Utterances: The Pragmatics of Explicit Communication

Thoughts and Utterances: The Pragmatics of Explicit Communication

Editor(s): Robyn Carston

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631178910

Online ISBN: 9780470754603

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754603

About this Book


Thoughts and Utterances is the first sustained investigation of two distinctions which are fundamental to all theories of utterance understanding: the semantics/pragmatics distinction and the distinction between what is explicitly communicated and what is implicitly communicated.


  • Features the first sustained investigation of both the semantics/pragmatics distinction and the distinction between what is explicitly and implicitly communicated in speech.

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