Introduction to Pragmatics
guides students through traditional and new approaches in the field, focusing particularly on phenomena at the elusive semantics/pragmatics boundary to explore the role of context in linguistic communication.
- Offers students an accessible introduction and an up-to-date survey of the field, encompassing both established and new approaches to pragmatics
- Addresses the traditional range of topics – such as implicature, reference, presupposition, and speech acts – as well as newer areas of research, including neo-Gricean theories, Relevance
- Theory, information structure, inference, and dynamic approaches to meaning
- Explores the relationship and boundaries between semantics and pragmatics
- Ideal for students coming to pragmatics for the first time
Wiley; June 2012
- ISBN: 9781118348352
- Edition: 1
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- Title: Introduction to Pragmatics
Series: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics
- Author: Betty J. Birner
About The Author
Betty J. Birner is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at Northern Illinois University. She is the author of several books, including The Discourse Function of Inversion in English (1996), Information Status and Noncanonical Word Order in English (with Gregory Ward, 1998), and Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo-Gricean Studies in Pragmatics and Semantics in Honor of Laurence R. Horn (with Gregory Ward, 2006).