Introduction to Pragmatics


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<i>Introduction to Pragmatics</i> 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. <ul> <li>Offers students an accessible introduction and an up-to-date survey of the field, encompassing both established and new approaches to pragmatics</li> <li>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</li> <li>Theory, information structure, inference, and dynamic approaches to meaning</li> <li>Explores the relationship and boundaries between semantics and pragmatics</li> <li>Ideal for students coming to pragmatics for the first time</li> </ul>


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