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Personal Pronouns in Present-Day English

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In this comprehensive analysis of personal pronouns in present-day English, Katie Wales examines a wide range of discourses, texts and varieties of English around the world. Her approach is pragmatic and functional, rather than formal, and her concern is with speakers and writers and their uses of language in social, cultural and rhetorical contexts. The discussion is illustrated with numerous examples of the usage of personal pronouns and also of reflexives and possessives. ...
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Overview

In this comprehensive analysis of personal pronouns in present-day English, Katie Wales examines a wide range of discourses, texts and varieties of English around the world. Her approach is pragmatic and functional, rather than formal, and her concern is with speakers and writers and their uses of language in social, cultural and rhetorical contexts. The discussion is illustrated with numerous examples of the usage of personal pronouns and also of reflexives and possessives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521025034
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/20/2006
  • Series: Studies in English Language Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations and symbols
1 Personal pronouns: definitions and descriptions 1
2 Pronouns, anaphora and discourse 21
3 You and me, them and us: the politics of pronouns 50
4 Between you and I: problems of case 85
5 No one's sexist, are they? The problem of 'generic he' 110
6 'English as she is spoken': pronouns and personification 134
7 Possessives and reflexives: current trends 166
Conclusion: towards the millennium and beyond - personal pronouns in the twenty-first century 197
Notes 199
References 213
Index 225
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