Affective Demonstratives and the Division of Pragmatic Labor

@inproceedings{Davis2009AffectiveDA,
  title={Affective Demonstratives and the Division of Pragmatic Labor},
  author={Christopher Davis and Christopher Potts},
  booktitle={Amsterdam Colloquium on Logic, Language and Meaning},
  year={2009}
}
Building on [1] and [2], [3] argues for a ‘division of pragmatic labor’: as a result of general pragmatic interactions, unmarked expressions are generally used to convey unmarked messages and marked expressions are generally used to convey marked messages (see also [4, 5]). [6] explicitly splits this into two separate pressures (“What is expressed simply is stereotypically identified” and “What’s said in an abnormal way isn’t normal”), and [7], [8], [9], and [10] seek to characterize the… CONTINUE READING

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