Introducing pragmatics in use [electronic resource] / Anne O'Keeffe, Brian Clancy [and] Svenja Adolphs
- Machine generated contents note: 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 -- 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 -- 3.1.What is deixis? -- 3.2.Deictic versus non-deictic expression -- 3.3.Gestural versus symbolic deixis -- 3.4.The deictic centre -- 3.5.Basic categories of deixis -- 3.6.Conclusion -- 3.7.Further reading -- 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 -- 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 -- 6.1.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 -- 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 -- 8.1.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.
- 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 practical chapter on researching pragmatics aimed at developing students' research skills is included. --
With a range of tasks aimed at putting theory into practice and chapter by chapter further reading recommendations, this is the ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate students of pragmatics and corpus linguistics within applied language/linguistics or TEFL/TESOL degrees. --Book Jacket.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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