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February 12, 2010


From Kasia Dyzman:

Developments in Experimental Pragmatics

The upcoming issue of LPP aims at presenting and exploring new research evidence concerning a range of pragmatic phenomena by employing experimental methodologies developed in psycholinguistics and experimental social psychology to investigate issues raised in linguistic-pragmatics literature.

We welcome contributions on a wide range of issues, such as: psychology of reasoning, spontaneous communicative inferencing, macro- and micro-pragmatic analysis of reasoning tasks, automaticity vs. controllability of pragmatic processes, psychological and neurophysiological investigations into online comprehension processes of (figurative) communication, weak and strong communication, speaker's meaning versus sentence meaning, processing models of sentence and utterance meaning, figurative language comprehension, direct and indirect speech acts, explicatures and implicatures, reference resolution, quantifiers scope, lexical disambiguation, and other issues of interest to pragmalinguistics.

The interdisciplinary framework of experimental pragmatics offers an opportunity to explore a range of communicative meaning phenomena that have been so far explored separately in autonomous and unconnected domains of linguistics, psychology and neurology. In order to obtain detailed communicative comprehension models of (on-line) meaning construction, interdisciplinary approach needs to be adopted to allow for integrating both theory and research tools of all the branches of cognitive sciences that strive to uncover the nature meaning.

For more information: Go to http://versita.com/science/socialsciences/lpp/

Deadline: 3-May-2010
Dr. Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka (LPP editor): iw.plisiecka@gmail.com
Dr. Katarzyna Bromberek-Dyzman, (LPP special issue guest editor) kasia.dyzman@ifa.amu.edu.pl

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