Pragmatics

A Resource Book for Students, 3rd Edition

By Joan Cutting

© 2015 – Routledge

298 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415534376
pub: 2014-11-03
US Dollars$45.95
x
Hardback: 9780415534369
pub: 2014-11-04
US Dollars$145.00
x

Comp Exam Copy Companion Website

About the Book

Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings – all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible ‘two-dimensional’ structure is built around four sections – introduction, development, exploration and extension – which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.

Previously published as Pragmatics and Discourse, the new edition of this best-selling textbook:

  • has been revised and reorganised to focus solely on pragmatics
  • covers the core areas of the subject (context, co-text, speech acts, conversation structure, the cooperative principle, politeness) and extends to more applied areas (corpora and communities, and culture and language learning)
  • draws on a wealth of texts, from political speeches by the British Prime Minister and newspaper articles from the Telegraph and the Times of India, to extracts from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman
  • provides classic readings from the leading scholars in the discipline, including Ruth Wodak, Jonathan Culpeper, Ronald Wardhaugh and Betty Birner
  • is accompanied by a companion website featuring extra material, activities, and advice for professors and students on how to use the book.

Written by an experienced teacher and researcher, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.

Table of Contents

A Introduction: concepts in pragmatics

  1. Context and Structure
  2. Speech Act Theory
  3. Cooperative Principle
  4. Politeness Theories
  5. Corpora and Communities
  6. Critical Discourse Analysis
  7. Intercultural Pragmatics
  8. Pragmatics and Language Learning

B Development: studies in pragmatics

  1. Analysing Language in Context
  2. Using Speech Acts
  3. Understanding Implicature
  4. Analysing Politeness
  5. Analysing Markers
  6. Detecting Hidden Values
  7. Studying Intercultural Pragmatics
  8. Teaching Pragmatics

 

C Exploration: data for investigation

  1. Three Contexts
  2. Culture and Indirectness
  3. Flouting and Violating
  4. Politeness and Impoliteness
  5. Variation and Multimodal Corpora
  6. Power and Human Rights
  7. Misunderstanding and Mediation
  8. Learning Pragmatics Online

D Extensions: readings

  1. Knowledge, Lexicons and Exclusion
  2. Indirectness and Miscommunication
  3. Relevance and Gender
  4. Impoliteness and Rudeness
  5. Corpora and Language Teaching
  6. Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis
  7. African Face Needs
  8. Hybrid Pragmatics and Textbooks

About the Author

Joan Cutting is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

About the Series

Routledge English Language Introductions

Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of English language study and are one-stop resources for students.
Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume.
The innovative and flexible 'two-way' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.
Each book in the series has a companion website with extra resources for teachers, lecturers and students.
Visit the series website at: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/reli/ for more information and to explore.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LAN009030
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics