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Alessandro Capone (Linguist)

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Alessandro Capone (born 14 August 1965) is an Italian linguist (Full Professor of Linguistics).

Education and career[edit | edit source]

Capone is full professor of linguistics at the University of Messina, Department of Cognitive Science. He obtained his Doctorate in linguistics in 1998 at the University of Oxford with a thesis entitled ‘Modality and Discourse’, supervised by Professor Yan Huang and examined by Prof. James Higginbotham and Sally McConnell-Ginet. He published more than 100 papers and authored several monographs on linguistic and philosophical issues, including quotation and reporting, modality, speech acts, explicatures, legal pragmatics, presupposition.

Editorial and executive work[edit | edit source]

Capone is chief editor of the Springer Science+Business Media book series Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy, Psychology. As of 2018, the series consisted of 20 volumes, 12 of which were authored or co-edited by Capone himself.[1]

He is the TIPP editor of the Thematic Issue: Pragmatics and Philosopy at the journal of Intercultural Pragmatics,[2] and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pragmatics,[3] Intercultural Pragmatics,[2] and Pragmatics and Society.[4] He also served as a member of the Organizing committee of International Conference on Pragmatics and Philosophy (with Fabrizio Macagno).[5]

Capone has also co-organized the first and second international conference on pragmatics and philosophy, held in Palermo (May 2016) and in Lisbon (Mey 2018)[6].

Selected publications[edit | edit source]

Capone's monograph on indirect reports has been published in Volume 8 of the series he edits, entitled The Pragmatics of Indirect Reports: Socio-philosophical Considerations (2016).[7]

He has coedited:

Further advances in pragmatics and philosophy (coedited with Marco Carapezza and Franco Lo Piparo). Dordrecht, Springer. 2018. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319721729

He is also the author of:

  • Capone, Alessandro (July 2018). "Pragmemes (again)". Lingua. 209: 89–104. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2018.04.004. ISSN 0024-3841.
  • Capone, Alessandro (June 2008). "Belief reports and pragmatic intrusion (the case of null appositives)". Journal of Pragmatics. 40 (6): 1019–1040. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2008.02.008. ISSN 0378-2166.
  • Capone, Alessandro (December 2017). "Conversational presuppositions: Presupposition as defeasible inference". Intercultural Pragmatics. 14 (4). doi:10.1515/ip-2017-0025. ISSN 1612-295X.
  • Capone, Alessandro (May 2016). "Rethinking Language, Mind, and Meaning". Australian Journal of Linguistics. 37 (1): 112–120. doi:10.1080/07268602.2016.1177868. ISSN 0726-8602.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Intercultural Pragmatics". 2004-03-01. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  3. Journal of Pragmatics Editorial Board.
  4. Mey, Edited by Jacob L. "Pragmatics and Society". benjamins.com. Retrieved 2018-11-07.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  5. "Pragmasophia – International Conference on Pragmatics and Philosophy". www.pragmasophia.com (in italiano). Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  6. "Pragmasophia – International Conference on Pragmatics and Philosophy". www.pragmasophia.com (in italiano). Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  7. Reviews of The Pragmatics of Indirect Reports:

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