Introduction to Pragmatics

By: Mey, Jacob L.

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references, index 368 This text provides a succinct introduction to the field of pragmatics, the study of language from the point of view of its users - of the choices they make, the constraints they encounter in using language in social interaction and the effects their use of language has on other participants in an act of communication. Reviewing the work of Austin, Grice, Searle, Sacks and others, the book includes chapters on what we say when we do not say (explicitly) what we mean; on the regularities and irregularities of everyday conversation; on the social importance and the societal determination of even the least consciously proffered "act of language". It aims to introduce the reader to the complexities of language use, and the use of language for cognitive and social effect. (ISBN: 9780631186915 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 6191)

Title: Introduction to Pragmatics

Author Name: Mey, Jacob L.

Categories: Teaching General,

Edition: Reprinted

Publisher: United Kingdom, John Wiley and Sons Ltd: 30/Apr/1994

ISBN Number: 0631186913

ISBN Number 13: 9780631186915

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 6191