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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 346 pages
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Yan Huang provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the central topics in pragmatics--implicature, presupposition, speech acts, and deixis. He also includes three 'interface' chapters on pragmatics and cognition (including relevance theory), pragmatics and semantics, and pragmatics and syntax. The survey and analyses are based on a rich collection of data drawn from a wide range of the world's languages.

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Central topics in pragmatics
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About the author (2007)

Yan Huang is Professor of Theoretical Linguistics at the University of Reading. He was a College Research Fellow in Linguistics at the University of Cambridge from 1988-1991, and a University Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Oxford from 1991-1993.
He is the author of three books: Yingyu Changyong Duanyu Bianxi (Fujian Jiaoyu 1985), The Syntax and Pragmatics of Anaphora (Cambridge University Press 1994), and Anaphora: A Cross-Linguistic Study (Oxford University Press 2000).

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