Pragmatics: A Reader


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Oxford University Press, USA
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6.53 X 9.2 X 1.11 inches | 1.9 pounds

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"An excellent text....The selection is very good."--Barbara Abbott, Michigan State University"It is about time! This was a much-needed anthology-- Excellent choices."--Sylvain Bromberger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology"Terrific collection! All classics plus those that deserve to be."--Alice G.B. ter Meulen, Indiana University"An extremely well-conceived collection of work at the cutting the philosophy of knowledge!"--Harold Morick, State University of New York, Albany"This book includes most of the classic articles on pragmatics from early Donnellan and Grice on meaning and implicature to current work on the development of pragmatics and its interfaces with psychology and theories of metaphor. It is well organized and contains valuable sections on presupposition and indirect speech acts."--Patricia A. Lee, University of Hawaii at Manoa"It is...with some gratitude that we turn to Steven Davis for editing a first collection of canonical texts the knowledge of which any self respecting pragmaticist should have, presumably, at his or her fingertips....This is a good collection for argumentative types. It might even provoke one of them to edit and introduce his or her own selection of canonical texts."--Iral"Provides an excellent sense of substance of pragmatics, as well as its domain boundaries. [Davis] is careful therein to distinguish between semantics and pragmatics, assigning to pragmatics both the speaker's communicative intentions in production and the listener's processing strategies in comprehending language formats which convey those intentions."--Canadian Journal of Linguistics