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The Resource Defining pragmatics, Mira Ariel

Defining pragmatics, Mira Ariel

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Defining pragmatics
Title
Defining pragmatics
Statement of responsibility
Mira Ariel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although there is no shortage of definitions for pragmatics the received wisdom is that 'pragmatics' simply cannot be coherently defined. In this groundbreaking book Mira Ariel challenges the prominent definitions of pragmatics, as well as the widely-held assumption that specific topics - implicatures, deixis, speech acts, politeness - naturally and uniformly belong on the pragmatics turf. She reconstitutes the field, defining grammar as a set of conventional codes, and pragmatics as a set of inferences, rationally derived. The book applies this division of labor between codes and inferences to many classical pragmatic phenomena, and even to phenomena considered 'beyond pragmatics'. Surprisingly, although some of these turn out pragmatic, others actually turn out grammatical. Additional intriguing questions addressed in the book include: why is it sometimes difficult to distinguish grammar from pragmatics? Why is there no grand design behind grammar nor behind pragmatics? Are all extragrammatical phenomena pragmatic?"--
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Ariel, Mira
Dewey number
306.44
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Research surveys in linguistics
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Pragmatics
Label
Defining pragmatics, Mira Ariel
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-322) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. What's under the big-tent pragmatics? -- 2. Surveying multiple-criterion definitions for pragmatics -- 3. Problematizing the criteria -- 4. Grammar as code, pragmatics as inference -- 5. Inferential pragmatic theories -- 6. The canon -- 7. Functional syntax -- 8. Beyond pragmatics -- 9. Many questions, some resolutions
Control code
ocn692197535
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 330 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511929823
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692197535
Label
Defining pragmatics, Mira Ariel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-322) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. What's under the big-tent pragmatics? -- 2. Surveying multiple-criterion definitions for pragmatics -- 3. Problematizing the criteria -- 4. Grammar as code, pragmatics as inference -- 5. Inferential pragmatic theories -- 6. The canon -- 7. Functional syntax -- 8. Beyond pragmatics -- 9. Many questions, some resolutions
Control code
ocn692197535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 330 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511929823
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692197535

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