Pragmatics and Discourse: A Resource Book for Students

Pragmatics and Discourse: A Resource Book for Students

by Joan Cutting

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Pragmatics and Discourse: A Resource Book for Students by Joan Cutting

Traditionally distinct areas of study, the boundaries between pragmatics and discourse have become increasingly blurred; this volume addresses the need for an introduction that explores the similarities between the two terms. Pragmatics and Discourse covers the core areas of the subject: context, co-text, speech acts, conversation, cooperative principle and politeness. It draws on a wealth of real, interesting texts, including the BBC miniseries Pride and Prejudice, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, The Full Monty and a Delia Smith recipe. It also provides classic readings from the key names in the discipline, from Sperber and Wilson to Hoey and Wodak.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415253581
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2002
Series: Routledge English Language Introductions Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents cross-referenced     x
List of tables     xii
Acknowledgements     xiii
Introduction: concepts in pragmatics and discourse     1
Context and co-text     2
Speech acts     13
Conversation     22
The Cooperative Principle     33
Politeness     43
Corpora and communities     53
Culture and language learning     65
Development: studies in pragmatics     75
Analysing the discourse in context     76
Using speech acts     80
The pragmatics of conversation     83
Cooperation and relevance     87
The Principle of Politeness     90
Corpora and communities     93
Culture and language learning     101
Exploration: data for investigation     105
Context     106
Exploring speech acts     111
The analysis of conversation     117
Following the Cooperative Principle     122
Applying politeness     126
Corpora and communities     131
Culture and language learning     137
Extensions: readings     145
Context: knowledge,repetition, reference     146
Speech acts and power     151
Conversation and race     155
Relevance and indirectness     160
Readings in politeness     169
Corpora and language teaching     190
Culture and language learning     208
Bibliography     226
Glossarial index     236

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