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xi, 272 p. : ill.
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vi, 391 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
This book aims to disseminate at an international level a set of innovative studies whose descriptive and applied point of reference is the Catalan language. The volume constitutes a significant contribution to the field of intercultural pragmatics and also to a broad range of grammatical and cognitive issues which have been approached from the pragmatic perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110238693 20160607
Green Library
Book
vi, 391 p.
  • pt. 1. Pragmatics, grammar, and semantics
  • pt. 2. Pragmatics, discourse, sociocultural aspects, and language contact.
Book
xi, 333 p.
Book
vi, 356 p. : ill.
Book
ix, 426 p.
  • pt. 1. Issue of referentiality
  • pt. 2. Secular implicatures and beyond
  • pt. 3. Pragmatic ways from words to constructions and utterances.
Book
xxi, 364 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • (Instead of a) foreword / Gabriele Kasper
  • Pragmatic competence in Japanese as a second language : an introduction/ Naoko Taguchi
  • From a! to zo: Japanese pragmatics and its contribution to JSL/JFL pedagogy / Dina R. Yoshimi
  • Indexing stance in interaction with the Japanese desu/masu and plain forms / Kazuto Ishida
  • Advanced learners' honorific styles in emails and telephone calls / Keiko Ikeda
  • Subjectivity and pragmatic choice in L2 Japanese : emulating and resisting pragmatic norms / Noriko Ishihara and Elaine Tarone
  • Requesting in Japanese : the effect of instruction on JFL learners' pragmatic competence / Yumiko Tateyama
  • Influence of learning context on L2 pragmatic realization : A comparison between JSL and JFL learners' compliment responses / Takafumi Shimizu
  • Refusals in Japanese telephone conversations / Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska
  • Comprehending utterances in Japanese as a foreign language : formulaicity and literality / Akiko Hagiwara
  • Comprehension of indirect opinions and refusals in L2 Japanese / Naoko Taguchi
  • Blended learning for Japanese reactive tokens : effects of computer-led, instructor-led, and peer-based instruction / Takafumi Utashiro and Go Kawai
  • Development of the use of Japanese sentence-final particles through email correspondence / Tomomi Kakegawa
  • Commentary. The social turn in second language acquisition and Japanese pragmatics research : reflection on ideologies, methodologies and instructional implications / Junko Mori.
In the disciplines of applied linguistics and second language acquisition (SLA), the study of pragmatic competence has been driven by several fundamental questions: What does it mean to become pragmatically competent in a second language (L2)? How can we examine pragmatic competence to make inference of its development among L2 learners? In what ways do research findings inform teaching and assessment of pragmatic competence? This book explores these key issues in Japanese as a second/foreign language.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110218541 20160528
Green Library
Book
xxi, 364 p.
Book
xiv, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
In this book a pragmatics approach leads to a new understanding of culture as a system of parallel distributed cognition - and its role vis-a-vis society. 'Cultural models' relate actions to goals, values, emotional content, and context, and allow both systematic productivity and systematic variation across cultural and subcultural groups. They form the basic units of cultural action. Culture is shown to be a tool that people use rather than as something deeply internalized in their psyches.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110206074 20160527
Green Library
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vi, 304 p. : ill.
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vi, 276 p. : ill.
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vi, 348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The unique feature of the book is that the authors coming from ten different countries represent all aspects of pragmatics and address issues that have emerged as the result of current research in pragmatics proper and neighboring fields such as cognitive psychology, philosophy, bilingualism and communication. Recent theoretical and empirical work in these paradigms has directed attention to questions that warrant reexamination and revision of some of the central tenets and claims of the field of pragmatics, which is the main objective of each paper published in this volume.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110193664 20160528
Green Library
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231 p.
Book
vi, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The contextual turn and the case for reference, truth-conditions and meaning
  • The contextual turn and the case for language use
  • The contextual turn and the case of analysis.
What methodological impact does Contextualism have on the philosophy of language? This collection sets out to provide some answers. The authors in this volume question three ultimately connected assumptions of the philosophy of language. The first assumption relates to the predominant status of referential semantics and its power to explain truth-conditional meaning. This assumption has come under attack by the context thesis and a number of papers pursue the question of whether this is justified. The second assumption gives priority to assertive sentences when considering language use. The context thesis changes our understanding of language use altogether; possible implications from this methodological shift are addressed in this volume. According to the third assumption, philosophical analysis amounts to nothing more than conceptual analysis. The context thesis risks undermining this project. Whether conceptual analysis can still be defended as a methodological tool is discussed in this volume.
Green Library
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x, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Dedicated to the memory of Peter Tiersma / Larry Solan
  • Introduction / Janet Giltrow
  • Telling it slant : toward a taxonomy of deception / Laurence R. Horn
  • Cooperation in Chinese courtroom discourse / Meizhen Liao and Yadi Sun
  • Inference and intention in legal interpretation / Nicholas Allott and Benjamin Shaer
  • Pragmatics and legal texts : how best to account for the gaps between literal meaning and communicative meaning / Brian G. Slocum
  • One ambiguity, three legal approaches / Lawrence M. Solan
  • Between similarity and analogy : rethinking the role of prototypes in law and cognitive linguistics / Angela Condello and Alexandra Arapinis
  • When is an insult a crime? : on diverging conceptualizations and changing legislation / Klaus P. Schneider and Dirk Zielasko
  • Pragmatic interpretation by judges : constrained performatives and the deployment of gender bias / Frances Olsen
  • Disguising the dynamism of the law in Canadian courts : judges using dictionaries / Shurli Makmillen and Margery Fee
  • Legal translation pragmatics : legal meaning as text-external convention, the case of 'chattels' / Svetlana V. Vlasenko
  • Calculating legal meanings? : drawbacks and opportunities of corpus-assisted legal linguistics to make the law (more) explicit / Friedemann Vogel
  • The common error in theories of adjudication : an inferentialist argument for a doctrinal conception / Ralf Poscher
  • On inferencing in law / Dieter Stein.
In legal interpretation, where does meaning come from? Law is made from language, yet law, unlike other language-related disciplines, has not so far experienced its "pragmatic turn" towards inference and the construction of meaning. This book investigates to what extent a pragmatically based view of l linguistic and legal interpretation can lead to new theoretical views for law and, in addition, to practical consequences in legal decision-making.With its traditional emphasis on  the letter of the law and the immutable stability of a text as legal foundation, law has been slow to take the pragmatic perspective: namely, the language-user 's experience and activity in making meaning. More accustomed to literal than to pragmatic notions of meaning, that is,  in the text rather than constructed by speakers and hearers  the disciplines of law may be culturally resistant to the pragmatic turn. By bringing together the different but complementary perspectives of pragmaticians and lawyers, this book addresses the issue of to what extent legal meaning can be productively analysed as deriving from resources beyond the text,  beyond the letter of the law.This collection re-visits the feasibility of the notion of literal meaning for legal interpretation and, at the same time, the feasibility of pragmatic meaning for law. Can explications of pragmatic meaning support court actions in the same way concepts of literal meaning have traditionally supported statutory interpretations and court judgements? What are the consequences of a user-based view of language for the law, in both its practices of interpretation and its definition of itself as a field? Readers will find in this collection means of approaching such questions, and promising routes for inquiry into the genre- and field-specific characteristics of inference in law.In many respects, the problem of literal vs. pragmatic meaning confined to the text vs. reaching beyond it  will appear to parallel the dichotomy in law between textualism and intentionalism. There are indeed illuminating connections between the pair of linguistic terms and the more publicly controversial legal ones. But the parallel is not exact, and the linguistic dichotomy is in any case anterior to the legal one. Even as linguistic-pragmatic investigation may serve legal domains, the legal questions themselves point back to central conditions of all linguistic meaning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501513268 20170821
Law Library (Crown)
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1 online resource (322 pages) : illustrations.
All of the papers included in this volume offer some novel and/or updated perspective on issues of central importance in pragmatics, suggesting original ways in which research in the particular areas they adhere to could advance. Apart from the obvious aim of motivating further discussion on the topics it touches on, a central objective of this volume is to underline that research in pragmatics can and does substantially inform research in numerous other fields of enquiry, namely philosophy, cognitive science, linguistics and conversation analysis, revealing in this way the truly interdisciplinary nature of pragmatics theorizing. In this respect, and given that most of the contributions in this volume are from leading scholars in their respective fields, it is clearly expected that the ideas put forth in this volume will have a profound and long-lasting impact for future research in the area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501514302 20180709
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xii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
This volume brings together two highly researched but also highly controversial concepts, those of politeness and implicature. A theory of implicature as social action and im/politeness as social practice is developed that opens up new ways of examining the relationship between them. It constitutes a fresh look at the issues involved that redresses the current imbalance between social and pragmatic accounts of im/politeness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110240061 20160618
Green Library

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