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The Resource Pragmatics, Stephen C. Levinson

Pragmatics, Stephen C. Levinson

Label
Pragmatics
Title
Pragmatics
Statement of responsibility
Stephen C. Levinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Those aspects of language use that are crucial to an understanding of language as a system, and especially to an understanding of meaning, are the acknowledged concern of linguistic pragmatics. Yet until now much of the work in this field has not been easily accessible to the student, and was often written at an intimidating level of technicality. In this textbook, however, Dr Levinson has provided a lucid and integrative analysis of the central topics in pragmatics - deixis, implicature, presupposition, speech acts, and conversational structure. A central concern of the book is the relation between pragmatics and semantics, and Dr Levinson shows clearly how a pragmatic approach can resolve some of the problems semantics have been confronting and simplifying semantic analyses. The complexity of these issues is not disguised, but the exposition is always clear and supported by helpful exemplification. The detailed analyses of selected topics give the student a clear view of the empirical rigour demanded by the study of linguistic pragmatics, but Dr Levinson never loses sight of the rich diversity of the subject. An introduction and conclusion relate pragmatics to other fields in linguistics and other disciplines concerned with language usage - psychology, philosophy, anthropology and literature. Many students in these disciplines, as well as students of linguistics, will find this a valuable textbook
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levinson, Stephen C
Dewey number
401/.41
Index
index present
LC call number
P99.4.P72
LC item number
.L48 1983
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge textbooks in linguistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pragmatics
  • Pragmática
  • langage naturel
  • Pragmatique
  • Pragmatiek
  • Linguistik
  • Pragmatik
  • Sprechakt
  • Pragmatisme
  • Sémantique (philosophie)
  • Pragmatique
  • Philosophie du langage
Label
Pragmatics, Stephen C. Levinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 379-396
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The scope of pragmatics -- 2. Deixis -- 3. Conversational implicature -- 4. Presupposition -- 5. Speech acts -- 6. Conversational structure -- 7. Conclusions
Control code
8728324
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 420 pages
Isbn
9780521222358
Lccn
82014701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)8728324
  • (WaOLN)643510
Label
Pragmatics, Stephen C. Levinson
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 379-396
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The scope of pragmatics -- 2. Deixis -- 3. Conversational implicature -- 4. Presupposition -- 5. Speech acts -- 6. Conversational structure -- 7. Conclusions
Control code
8728324
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 420 pages
Isbn
9780521222358
Lccn
82014701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)8728324
  • (WaOLN)643510

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