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Pragmatics (Language Workbooks)

Pragmatics (Language Workbooks)
Author: Jean Stilwell Peccei
ISBN 13: 9780415205238
ISBN 10: 415205239
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1999-09-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
List Price: $38.95

In Pragmatics, the study of meaning derived from context, Jean Stilwell Peccei offers a practical introduction to this core area of linguistics. Pragmatics:

  • encourages the reader to look at different levels of meaning within sentences

  • provides a basic understanding of key pragmatic concepts

  • introduces two highly influential approaches to pragmatics: the Co-Operative Principle and Speech Act Theory

  • encourages the reader to apply basic analytical tools to real data, eg. advertising language and children's conversations

  • provides a range of activities, discussion questions, an answer key and further reading.