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Introducing Pragmatics in Use [electronic resource].

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780415450928Publication details: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9781136825873
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: No title; Print version:: Introducing Pragmatics in UseDDC classification:
  • 401.45
LOC classification:
  • P99.4.P72O44 2011
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Contents:
Cover; Introducing Pragmatics in Use; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1 What is pragmatics?; 1.2 Pragmatics in use; 1.3 The structure of this book; 1.4 What is corpus linguistics?; 1.5 Using a corpus to study pragmatics; 1.6 Further reading; Chapter 2. Researching pragmatics; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Diversity of studies in pragmatics: five diverse case studies; 2.3 Ways of researching pragmatics; 2.4 Conclusion; 2.5 Further reading; Chapter 3. Deixis; 3.1 What is deixis?; 3.2 Deictic versus non-deictic expression
3.3 Gestural versus symbolic deixis3.4 The deictic centre; 3.5 Basic categories of deixis; 3.6 Conclusion; 3.7 Further reading; Chapter 4. Politeness in context; 4.1 The linguistic study of politeness; 4.2 Penelope Brown and Stephen Levinson; 4.3 Impoliteness; 4.4 Richard Watts; 4.5 Conclusion; 4.6 Further reading; Chapter 5. Speech acts in context; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Speech Act Theory; 5.3 Identifying and analysing speech acts; 5.4 What is a speech act context?; 5.5 Speech act classification in discourse analysis; 5.6 Conclusion; 5.7 Further reading
Chapter 6. Pragmatics across languages and cultures6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Defining the area: a tricky task; 6.3 The issue of universality of pragmatic norms; 6.4 Studies of pragmatics across languages and cultures; 6.5 Pragmatic variation within the same language; 6.6 Conclusion; 6.7 Further reading; Chapter 7. Pragmatics in specific discourse domains; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Comparability at the level of turns; 7.3 Comparability using a corpus; 7.4 Other ways of investigating pragmatics in specific discourse domains using a corpus; 7.5 Conclusion; 7.6 Further reading
Chapter 8. Pragmatics and language teaching8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Pragmatics in the language classroom; 8.3 What can be taught?; 8.4 Teaching politeness; 8.5 Conclusion; 8.6 Further reading; References; Index;
Summary: Introducing Pragmatics in Use is a lively and accessible introduction to pragmatics, which both covers theory and applies it to real spoken and written data. Pragmatics is the study of language in context, yet most textbooks rely on invented language examples. This innovative textbook systematically draws on language corpora to illustrate features such as creativity in small talk or how we apologise in English. The authors investigate the pragmatic implications of the globalisation of the English language and focus on the applications of pragmatics for teaching languages. In addition, a practi
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Cover; Introducing Pragmatics in Use; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1 What is pragmatics?; 1.2 Pragmatics in use; 1.3 The structure of this book; 1.4 What is corpus linguistics?; 1.5 Using a corpus to study pragmatics; 1.6 Further reading; Chapter 2. Researching pragmatics; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Diversity of studies in pragmatics: five diverse case studies; 2.3 Ways of researching pragmatics; 2.4 Conclusion; 2.5 Further reading; Chapter 3. Deixis; 3.1 What is deixis?; 3.2 Deictic versus non-deictic expression

3.3 Gestural versus symbolic deixis3.4 The deictic centre; 3.5 Basic categories of deixis; 3.6 Conclusion; 3.7 Further reading; Chapter 4. Politeness in context; 4.1 The linguistic study of politeness; 4.2 Penelope Brown and Stephen Levinson; 4.3 Impoliteness; 4.4 Richard Watts; 4.5 Conclusion; 4.6 Further reading; Chapter 5. Speech acts in context; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Speech Act Theory; 5.3 Identifying and analysing speech acts; 5.4 What is a speech act context?; 5.5 Speech act classification in discourse analysis; 5.6 Conclusion; 5.7 Further reading

Chapter 6. Pragmatics across languages and cultures6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Defining the area: a tricky task; 6.3 The issue of universality of pragmatic norms; 6.4 Studies of pragmatics across languages and cultures; 6.5 Pragmatic variation within the same language; 6.6 Conclusion; 6.7 Further reading; Chapter 7. Pragmatics in specific discourse domains; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Comparability at the level of turns; 7.3 Comparability using a corpus; 7.4 Other ways of investigating pragmatics in specific discourse domains using a corpus; 7.5 Conclusion; 7.6 Further reading

Chapter 8. Pragmatics and language teaching8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Pragmatics in the language classroom; 8.3 What can be taught?; 8.4 Teaching politeness; 8.5 Conclusion; 8.6 Further reading; References; Index;

Introducing Pragmatics in Use is a lively and accessible introduction to pragmatics, which both covers theory and applies it to real spoken and written data. Pragmatics is the study of language in context, yet most textbooks rely on invented language examples. This innovative textbook systematically draws on language corpora to illustrate features such as creativity in small talk or how we apologise in English. The authors investigate the pragmatic implications of the globalisation of the English language and focus on the applications of pragmatics for teaching languages. In addition, a practi