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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education


ISBN 9780230221833
Publication Date June 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Modern Linguistics

This student-friendly introduction to linguistic pragmatics explains all the major developments in core theoretical pragmatics and engages with the most recent debates in the field. Includes sections demonstrating how pragmatics can be applied to the study of literature, language acquisition and clinical linguistics.

SIOBHAN CHAPMAN Reader in English Language at the University of Liverpool, UK.Her main field of research is work in the pragmatics of literature and stylistics and she is the author of Paul Grice: Philosopher and Linguist, Thinking About Language: Theories of English (both with Palgrave Macmillan) and Philosophy for Linguists.

Semantics and Pragmatics
History of Pragmatics
'Classical' Pragmatics
'Modern' Pragmatics
Applications of Pragmatics
Pragmatics and Language in Context


This is a beautifully clear and wide-ranging introduction to pragmatics, dealing even-handedly with a good variety of theories and situating the discipline in its historical and intellectual context' - Professor Noel Burton-Roberts, Newcastle University
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