Case Studies in Linguistic Pragmatics: Essays on Speech Acts in Shakespeare, on the Bill of Rights and Matthew Lyon, and on Collocations and Null Objects

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University Press of America, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 158 pages
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This book features six case studies in linguistic pragmatics, ranging from speech acts in Shakespeare to fallacies in debates on the Bill of Rights and to the benefits of computer copora in studying collocations and null objections. All six case studies share an emphasis on the role of context in the interpretation of authentic texts. Case Studies in Linguistic Pragmatics develops new techniques of analysis and opens up a new research field by examining the input of pragmatics to the study of literature, history and language.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
You Curs Types and Functions of Unpleasant Verbal Behavior in Shakespeare
5
Promising and PromiseBreaking in Coriolanus
25
Debating whether to Debate Efforts to Block the Bill of Rights in the Summer of 1789
39
Debating Matthew Lyon in 1799
71
Collocational Coloring and Electronic Corpora
103
Contexts of Null Objects in Object Control Structures
127
Concluding Observations
141
Bibliography
145
Index
155
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Juhani Rudanko is Professor of English, University of Tampere, Finland.

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