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Pragmatics (Language Workbooks)

Pragmatics (Language Workbooks)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781138834392
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2015
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 9.75 x 0.5 inches


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.

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