Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics Volume II

Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics Volume II

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Pragmatics of Semantically-Restricted Domains, the second volume of Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics, edited by Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka, gathers papers which partly complement and develop the first volume, Speech Actions in Theory and Applied Studies (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010). Most of the texts collected in this book, representative of advanced independent research and that of an informed exercise in the application of a pragmatic framework, result from the Fourth Symposium on a€œNew Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, a€ organized at the University of AA³dAo, Poland, in May 2008. Accepting the inevitable failure of any attempt to pose a strict and clear-cut division between the research area of semantics and that of pragmatics, the volume focuses on pragmatics-oriented analyses of data which are best described as a€œsemanticallya€ limited. While Volume One concentrated on speech as a type of action, the present volume, without denying the inherently actional nature of language use, concentrates on limited contexts. Pragmatic phenomena in semantically-restricted domains are addressed from a variety of both theoretical and applied perspectives. The book is divided in three parts. Part One, a€œPragmatics, Politics and Ideology, a€ gathers seven papers centered on issues pertaining to political linguistics. In Part Two, a€œThe Pragmatics of Humour, Power and the Media, a€ there are eight papers which explore issues of politeness and modesty, pragmatic aspects of mediated and gendered discourse, or dynamicity of power relation in interaction. Part Three, a€œFocus on Textual Properties, a€ concentrates on text, excluding political discourse. It integrates discussions of equivalence and specialized translation, intertextual properties and pragmatically-motivated lexical choices in business communication, in law, and in science.In the case of billboard posters, graffiti and other changes introduced by the audience have to be taken into account. ... and the two specific maxims under the category of Quality (supermaxim: a€œtry to make your contribution one that is truea€ andanbsp;...

Title:Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics Volume II
Author:Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2013-01-16


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