Pragmatics and Discourse: A Resource Book for Students

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Routledge, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 187 pages
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Pragmatics and Discourse, 2ndedition:




  • has been revised and reorganised to place more emphasis on pragmatics

  • covers the core areas of the subject: context and co-text, Speech Act Theory, Conversation Analysis, Exchange Structure, Interactional Sociolinguistics, the Cooperative Principle, Politeness Theory and extends to more applied areas: Corpus Linguistics & Communities of Practice, and Intercultural Pragmatics, Interlanguage Pragmatics & language learning

  • draws on a wealth of texts: from Bend it Like Beckham and The Motorcycle Diaries to political speeches, newspaper extracts and blogs.

  • provides classic readings from the key names in the discipline, from Sperber and Wilson to Fairclough, Wodak and Gumperz

  • is accompanied by a supporting website


Key features of the new edition include: two new strands on Corpora & Communities and Culture & Language Learning; the merging of two strands on Context and Co-text; new material from speaker-based cognitive linguistics; updated references; and fresh examples and exercises.


Written by an experienced teacher and author, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.


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JOAN CUTTING is Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.

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