Pragmatics

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OUP Oxford, Jun 6, 1996 - Foreign Language Study - 138 pages
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This is an introduction to pragmatics, the study of how people make sense of each other linguistically. The author explains, and illustrates, basic concepts such as the co-operative principle, deixis, and speech acts, providing a clear, concise foundation for further study.
 

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Contents

Definitions and background
3
Deixis and distance
9
Reference and inference
17
Presupposition and entailment
25
Cooperation and implicature
35
Speech acts and events
47
Politeness and interaction
59
Conversation and preference structure
71
Discourse and culture
83
SECTION 2
91
SECTION 3
117
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Understanding Pragmatics
Jef Verschueren
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About the author (1996)

Professor Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna.

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