The Pragmatics of Irish English

The Pragmatics of Irish English

by Anne Barron, Klaus P. Schneider
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110184699

ISBN-13: 9783110184693

Pub. Date: 08/17/2005

Publisher: De Gruyter

Irish English, while having been the focus of investigations on a variety of linguistic levels, has not often been researched on the pragmatic level. In the present volume, this imbalance is addressed by providing much-needed empirical data on language use in Ireland in the private, official and public spheres and also by examining the use of Irish English as a

Overview

Irish English, while having been the focus of investigations on a variety of linguistic levels, has not often been researched on the pragmatic level. In the present volume, this imbalance is addressed by providing much-needed empirical data on language use in Ireland in the private, official and public spheres and also by examining the use of Irish English as a reflection of socio-cultural norms of interaction. The contributions cover a wide range of pragmatic phenomena and draw on a number of frameworks of analysis. Despite the wide scope of topics and methodologies, a relatively coherent picture of conventions of language use in Ireland emerges. Indirectness and heterogeneity on the formal level are, for instance, shown to be features of Irish English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110184693
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
08/17/2005
Series:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series , #164
Edition description:
Reprint 2011
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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