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    Meaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics (Learning about Language) (Paperback) By (author) Jenny A. Thomas

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    DescriptionMeaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics is a comprehensive introductory text which discusses the development of pragmatics - its aims and methodology - and also introduces themes that are not generally covered in other texts. Jenny Thomas focuses on the dynamic nature of speaker meaning, considering the central roles of both speaker and hearer, and takes into account the social and psychological factors involved in the generation and interpretation of utterances. The book includes a detailed examination of the development of Pragmatics as a discipline, drawing attention to problems encountered in earlier work, and brings the reader up to date with recent discussion in the field. The book is written principally for students with no previous knowledge of pragmatics, and the basic concepts are covered in considerable detail. Theoretical and more complicated information is highlighted with examples that have been drawn from the media, fiction and real-life interaction, and makes the study more accessible to newcomers. It is an ideal introductory textbook for students of linguistics and for all who are interested in analysing problems in communication.

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    Meaning in Interaction
    An Introduction to Pragmatics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jenny A. Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9780582291515
    ISBN 10: 0582291518

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HP, CFG
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: LAN018000
    DC22: 302.224
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A22354000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15620
    DC22: 302.2/24
    DC20: 144.3
    LC classification: P99.4.P72T, P99.4.P72 T45 1995
    Thema V1.0: CFG, QD
    Illustrations note
    references, indices
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 December 1995
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    Review quote
    "An understanding of pragmatics is essential in order to make learners effective as well as affective communicators. Meaning in Interaction provides an excellent introduction to this goal." BBC English
    Table of contents
    1. What is pragmatics?2. Speech acts3. Conversational implicature4. Approaches to pragmatics5. Pragmatics and indirectness6. Theories of politeness7. The construction of meaning