Grammar vs. pragmatics: carving nature at the joints

Marti, Luisa (2012) Grammar vs. pragmatics: carving nature at the joints. Mind and Language, 30 (4). pp. 437-473. ISSN 0268-1064. E-ISSN 1468-0017. (doi:10.1111/mila.12086) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

I argue that the debate on the division of labor between grammar and pragmatics, at least as it pertains to pragmatic free enrichment, needs to be better grounded empirically. Often, only a reduced set of facts from English is used to substantiate claims regarding pragmatic free enrichment. But considering a reduced set of facts from a single language can only afford limited (and, sometimes, wrong) results, because we can merely see whatever this one language chooses to express. Two cases studies are presented: adjectival fragments, and implicit indefinite objects. A grammatical analysis is defended for them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Steph Ham
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2012 10:30
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 10:40
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30213 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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