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Pragmatics / Stephen C. Levinson.

By: Levinson, Stephen C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics.Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c1983Description: xvi, 420 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0521222354; 0521294142 (pbk.); 9780521222358.Subject(s): Pragmatics | LinguisticsDDC classification: 401 Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents 1. The scope of pragmatics -- 2. Deixis -- 3. Conversational implicature -- 4. Presupposition -- 5. Speech acts -- 6. Conversational structure -- 7. Conclusions.
Summary: Those aspects of language use that are crucial to an understanding of language as a system, and especially to an understanding of meaning, are the acknowledged concern of linguistic pragmatics. Yet until now much of the work in this field has not been easily accessible to the student, and was often written at an intimidating level of technicality. In this textbook, however, Dr Levinson has provided a lucid and Read more...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-396) and index.

Table of contents 1. The scope of pragmatics --
2. Deixis --
3. Conversational implicature --
4. Presupposition --
5. Speech acts --
6. Conversational structure --
7. Conclusions.

Those aspects of language use that are crucial to an understanding of language as a system, and especially to an understanding of meaning, are the acknowledged concern of linguistic pragmatics. Yet until now much of the work in this field has not been easily accessible to the student, and was often written at an intimidating level of technicality. In this textbook, however, Dr Levinson has provided a lucid and Read more...

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