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Pragmatics

By Jean Stilwell Peccei

Routledge – 1999 – 112 pages

Series: Language Workbooks

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Description

In Pragmatics, the study of meaning derived from context, Jean Stilwell Peccei offers a practical introduction to this core area of linguistics. Pragmatics:

  • encourages the reader to look at different levels of meaning within sentences
  • provides a basic understanding of key pragmatic concepts
  • introduces two highly influential approaches to pragmatics: the Co-Operative Principle and Speech Act Theory
  • encourages the reader to apply basic analytical tools to real data, eg. advertising language and children's conversations
  • provides a range of activities, discussion questions, an answer key and further reading.

Reviews

'Jean Stilwell Peccei does an excellent job of introducing the fundamental concepts in a practical and user-friendly manner.' - Aidan Coveney, Modern Language Review

Contents

1. What is pragmatics 2. Entailment 3. Presupposition 4. The co-operative principle and implicature 5. More on implicatures 6. Speech acts 7. More about speech acts 8. Politeness 9. Making sense 10. Exploring pragmatics: projects

Author Bio

Jean Stilwell Peccei is a Senior Research Fellow and visiting lecturer at the Roehampton Institute London

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Description: By Jean Stilwell Peccei. In Pragmatics, the study of meaning derived from context, Jean Stilwell Peccei offers a practical introduction to this core area of linguistics. Pragmatics: encourages the reader to look at different levels of meaning within sentences provides a basic...
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