Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This textbook provides an introduction to pragmatics from the point of view of Sperber and Wilsona s Relevance Theory. The first part lays down the foundations of a relevance theoretic approach to utterance understanding, which is then applied to the analysis of a range of phenomena which are central to pragmatics. Read more Read less. Review "A clearly written textbook.
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Her book on Semantic Constraints on Relevance was published by Blackwell in Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. Table of contents Preface. Part I: Fundamentals:. Communication and the Context. What do Speakers Communicate?. Understanding and Inference. The Context. Recommended Reading. Standards in Communication.
The Principle of Relevance. Pragmatics, Linguistics and Literature. Carving up Meaning: Semantics and Pragmatists. Promises and Poetry. Part II: Explicature:. Explicating and Implicating. The Proposition Expressed. Assigning Reference. Explicatures and Coherence. Speech Acts and Pragmatics. Saying, Telling and Asking. Interpretive Use. Non-Declarative Utterances: Imperatives. Non-Declarative Utterances: Interrogatives. Part III: Implicature:. Types of Implicature. Implicated Premises and Implicated Conclusions.
Strong and Weak Implicatures. Constraints on Implicatures. Connections in Discourse. Discourse Connectives as Constraints on Implicatures. The Classification of Discourse Connectives. Parallel Implications. Implicatures and Style. Poetic Effects. Reviews "A clearly written textbook.
Punctuated with straightforward exercises and a useful recommended reading list.
Understanding Utterances: An Introduction to Pragmatics
Understanding Utterances : An Introduction to Pragmatics
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