Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition

Presuppositions and Cognitive Processes

Understanding the Information Taken for Granted

Authors: Domaneschi, Filippo

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  • Demonstrates that experimental research can suggest new theoretical models for presupposition
  • Posits that presupposition itself is a real, specific phenomenon, not to be reduced to other kinds of implicit meaning
  • Investigates the cognitive processes involved in processing presuppositions
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This book breaks new ground towards an understanding of the mental processes involved in presupposition, the comprehension of information taken for granted. Various psycholinguistic experiments are discussed to support the idea that involved in ordinary language comprehension are complex and demanding cognitive processes. The author demonstrates that these processes exist not only at the explicit level of an utterance but also at a deeper level of computing, where the background information taken for granted as already known and shared between interlocutors is processed. The author shows that experimental research can suggest new theoretical models for presupposition, thus this book will be of interest to researchers and students of psycholinguistics, the philosophy of language and experimental pragmatics.

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Filippo Domaneschi is Lecturer and Researcher in Psychology of Language at the University of Genoa, Italy and he is director of the research project EXPRESS – Experimenting on presuppositions. He is author of various psycholinguistic papers in scientific journals, and he is author of Introduction to pragmatics (2014, tr. engl.), co-editor of What is said and what is not (2013) and editor of the special issue Presuppositions: philosophy, linguistics and psychology (2016).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Presuppositions and Cognitive Processes
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Information Taken for Granted
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57942-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57942-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57941-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 164
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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