Cognitive and Pragmatic Aspects of Speech Actions by Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka

By Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka

This quantity includes papers which replicate present discussions within the examine of speech activities. the gathering was once encouraged through the papers offered at Meaning, Context and Cognition, the 1st foreign convention integrating cognitive linguistics and pragmatics initiated through the dep. of English Language and utilized Linguistics of the collage of Łódź (Poland) in 2011 and held each year. The unavoidably heterogeneous box of study into speech activities is approached through the individuals from numerous views and with specialize in types of information. The papers were grouped into 4 sections which hence emphasise theoretical linguistics matters, lexical pragmatics, speech act-theoretic difficulties, and cognitive tactics.

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15 We would also need to postulate the existence of me-ness facts (for cases involving the indexical “I”, as in Perry (1979)), you-ness facts, there-ness facts, tomorrow-ness facts, etc. (Sider (2001)) On Times and Contents 31 lier to the time of utterance elicit different attitudes in us. In order to get this, a couple of elements need to be introduced. First, as a preliminary step, we need to have a Self-notion. On the one hand, it seems obvious that, in order for the speaker to feel relief that the root canal is over, she needs to be aware that the root canal was performed on her, that it was her root canal.

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Once that the perceptual systems have got that linking ability, making an enriched use of the same ability only in the reasoning system does not break the fundamental isomorphism between reasoning and perception, as we see in some examples below. Assuming that these assumptions about simulations are reasonably convincing, we explain how we can maintain the direct translatability between the ingredients of reasoning and the perceptual representations in the presence of the notion of quantification in human reasoning.

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