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Language And Communicative Practices

By William F Hanks Copyright 1996
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    352 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book focuses on major theories of language from several disciplines and aims to develop an approach to communicative practice that combines the formal properties of linguistic systems with the dynamics of speech as social activity.

    Preface -- Introduction: Meaning and Matters of Context -- Language the System -- The Language of Saussure -- From Signs to Sentences -- North American Formalism and the Problem of Meaning -- Language the Nexus of Context -- Sentences, Speech Acts, and Utterances -- Three Phenomenologies of Language -- Saturation by Context -- Relativity, Reflexivity, and Difference -- Beyond the Speaker and the Text -- Communicative Practices -- Elements of Communicative Practice -- Communicative Practice in the Corporeal Field -- Meaning in History -- About the Book and Author