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Pragmatics and Discourse – A Resource Book (2008)

Pragmatics and Discourse - A Resource Book

2008 | 201 Pages | ISBN: 0415446678 | PDF | 42 MB

Pragmatics and Discourse: – has been revised and reorganized to place more emphasis on pragmatics – covers the core areas of the subject: Context and Co-Text, Speech Act Theory, Conversation Analysis, Exchange Structure, Interactional Sociolinguistics, the Cooperative Principle, Politeness Theory and extends to more applied areas: Corpus Linguisticsand Communities of Practice, and Intercultural Pragmatics, Interlanguage Pragmaticsand Language Learning – draws on a wealth of texts: from Bend it Like Beckham and The Motorcycle Diaries to political speeches, newspaper extracts and blogs – provides classic readings from the key names in the discipline, from Sperber and Wilson to Fairclough, Wodak and Gumperz – is accompanied by a supporting website. Key features of the new edition include: two new strands on Corporaand Communities and Cultureand Language Learning; the merging of two strands on Context and Co-Text; new material from speaker-based cognitive linguistics; updated references; and fresh examples and exercises. Written by an experienced teacher and author, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics