Edition: 2023
Pages: 256
Series: ML
ISBN: 9788842088608

Cognitive Pragmatics

Claudia Bianchi


In the cognitive sciences a rather paradoxical metaphor has taken root: to communicate means 'reading the mind' of our interlocutor. Sentences and words are not elements of a code to decipher, but rather clues to a message understood by the speaker. From a cognitive standpoint-in addition to philosophical reflections on what makes communication possible-it has also become important to explore questions regarding the mental processes underlying linguistic output and comprehension. The volume explores the patterns, strategies and complex systems of expectations behind our every communication.

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Claudia Bianchi

Claudia Bianchi is Professor of Philosophy of Language at the Vita Salute University San Raffaele in Milan. Her interests range from theoretical issues in the fields of analytic philosophy of language to pragmatics, and the philosophy of feminist language. She is president of the board that oversees the course of study in Philosophy at the University San Raffaele of Milan and is part of the steering committee of the Gender Centre (Interfaculty Centre for Gender Studies) and of SWIP Italia (Society for Women in Philosophy). Laterza published her Pragmatica del linguaggioin 2003 and Pragmatica cognitive: I meccanismi della comunicazione in 2009.

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