Discursive Pragmatics

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Jan Zienkowski, Jan-Ola Ístman, Jef Verschueren
John Benjamins Publishing, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 307 pages
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The ten volumes of "Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights" focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational, or interactional angles, this 8th volume focuses on theories and phenomena at the level of discourse, but leaving aside conversational interaction. It provides the reader with pragmatics-oriented information on discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis and critical linguistics, as well as text linguistics and appraisal theory, while introducing other specific approaches to discourse through concepts such as polyphony, intertextuality, genre, and "enonciation." Furthermore, topics such as public discourse, narrative, figures of speech, cohesion and coherence, pragmatic markers, manipulation, and humor, are all dealt with in separate chapters. The binding idea, explained in the introduction, is that discursive pragmatics may serve as a platform for a diversity of perspectives on discourse, as they have emerged not only in the language sciences but also in the humanities and social sciences in general."
 

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Contents

Discursive pragmatics
1
Appraisal
14
Cohesion and coherence
37
Critical Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis
50
Enonciation
71
Figures of speech
102
Genre
119
Humor
135
Manipulation
176
Narrative
190
Polyphony
208
Pragmatic markers
223
Public discourse
248
Text and discourse linguistics
266
Text linguistics
286
Index
297

Intertextuality
156

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