Event Abstract

Intentions in utterance comprehension

  • 1 UMR5304 Institut des sciences cognitives Marc Jeannerod, France

While much experimental work has centered on Gricean approaches to language comprehension, some of the main features of his ostensive-inferential model to communication have been largely ignored. That is, while researchers often invoke Gricean maxims while accounting for pragmatic phenomena related to, say, scalar terms, metaphors, and presuppositions, analyses generally ignore the central role that Grice attributed to intention-reading. In this talk, I will briefly review the role that Grice gave to detecting a speaker’s intention in utterance comprehension and present some experimental work that features phenomena that are hard to decipher without it.

Keywords: Ostensive-inferential models of communication, Intentions, Irony comprehension, development, Linguistic decoding

Conference: XPRAG.it Behavioral and Neural Evidence on Pragmatic Processing , Genoa, Italy, 10 Jun - 11 Jun, 2017.

Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Topic: Keynote Lecture

Citation: Noveck IA (2019). Intentions in utterance comprehension. Front. Psychol. Conference Abstract: XPRAG.it Behavioral and Neural Evidence on Pragmatic Processing . doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2017.71.00018

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Received: 12 May 2017; Published Online: 25 Jan 2019.

* Correspondence: Prof. Ira A Noveck, UMR5304 Institut des sciences cognitives Marc Jeannerod, Bron, France, ira-andrew.noveck@cnrs.fr