The Perlocutionary Principle or How Principles in Pragmatics Proliferate.
Contrastive Linguistics, 2005, 30(1), pp. 48-62. Print ISSN 0204-8701
The paper discusses uncontroversial pragmatic principles like the cooperative principle and the principle of politeness as well as controversial ones like the principle of relevance, the perlocutionary cooperative principle, the principle of local interpretation and the principle of analogy. Arguments are provided for and against the proliferation of the principles. Considerations are presented for the redundancy of three principles: the perlocutionary cooperative principle, the principle of local interpretation and the principle of analogy.
pragmatics, principles of language use, proliferation and redundancy of principles
Language, Linguistics, Literature and Theory of Literature