In this introduction to the study of pragmatics, the author discusses typical features of pragmatic language use, such as indirectness, indeterminacy, inference, appropriacy, relevance and the relationship of language and context. These features are used as the key to a thorough, detailed and accessible account of what have been called the "ostensive" areas of pragmatics, deixis, implicature, presupposition and speech-act theory. Each of these areas is discussed at two levels, enabling students to progress from an initial understanding of the concept to a more detailed examination of the critical issues involved. The author then considers more extended examples of talk and suggests several ways in which students can undertake pragmatically-based project work. This book is written as an interactive coursebook and readers are given the opportunity to supply their own data and examples.
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Peter Grundy is at University of Durham.Review:
The second edition of Doing Pragmatics presents itself as a remarkably comprehensive book and a valuable resource for beginners in the study of pragmatics
In 'Doing Pragmatics' Grundy manages to come up with a fresh, strongly pedagogically orientated textbook which provides a step by step tour of the main topics of concern to pragmaticists alongside a detailed and carefully designed working plan for beginning students.
Pragmatics and Cognition
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803406251494.0
Descrizione libro Hodder Education Publishers, 1995. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP84239655
Descrizione libro Hodder Arnold, 1995. Condizione libro: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Re-bound by library. Codice libro della libreria 5653433