Pragmatics
eBook - PDF

Pragmatics

Chris Cummins

Share book
  1. 232 pages
  2. English
  3. PDF
  4. Available on iOS & Android
eBook - PDF

Pragmatics

Chris Cummins

Book details
Book preview
Table of contents
Citations

About This Book

The book draws on a broad range of data, including psycholinguistic experimentation, studies of acquisition and corpus research, and uses real examples from English to illuminate contemporary debates in pragmatics and related fields.

Frequently asked questions

How do I cancel my subscription?
Simply head over to the account section in settings and click on ‚ÄúCancel Subscription‚ÄĚ - it‚Äôs as simple as that. After you cancel, your membership will stay active for the remainder of the time you‚Äôve paid for. Learn more here.
Can/how do I download books?
At the moment all of our mobile-responsive ePub books are available to download via the app. Most of our PDFs are also available to download and we're working on making the final remaining ones downloadable now. Learn more here.
What is the difference between the pricing plans?
Both plans give you full access to the library and all of Perlego’s features. The only differences are the price and subscription period: With the annual plan you’ll save around 30% compared to 12 months on the monthly plan.
What is Perlego?
We are an online textbook subscription service, where you can get access to an entire online library for less than the price of a single book per month. With over 1 million books across 1000+ topics, we’ve got you covered! Learn more here.
Do you support text-to-speech?
Look out for the read-aloud symbol on your next book to see if you can listen to it. The read-aloud tool reads text aloud for you, highlighting the text as it is being read. You can pause it, speed it up and slow it down. Learn more here.
Is Pragmatics an online PDF/ePUB?
Yes, you can access Pragmatics by Chris Cummins in PDF and/or ePUB format, as well as other popular books in Languages & Linguistics & Linguistics. We have over one million books available in our catalogue for you to explore.

Information

14 
PRAGMATICS
c. 
It 
is 
what 
it 
is.
d. 
If 
John 
turns 
up, 
I’ll 
eat 
my 
hat.
e. 
I 
don’t 
think 
John 
will 
come.
f. 
Mary 
saw 
the 
man 
with 
the 
binoculars.
2. 
Suppose 
that 
the 
hearer 
of 
the 
following 
remarks 
failed 
to 
respond 
(that 
is, 
they 
‚Äėproduced‚Äô¬†
a 
silence). 
How 
might 
the 
speaker 
interpret 
that, 
and 
why?
a. 
You’re 
thinking 
about 
her
again, 
aren’t 
you?
b. 
You’re 
not 
listening, 
are 
you?
c. 
Hang 
on 
‚Äst
just 
give 
me 
a 
second, 
and 
then 
you’ll 
have 
my 
full 
attention.
Discussion 
questions
1. 
In 
section 
1.3, 
I 
speculated 
that 
humans 
would 
be 
able 
to 
com-
municate 
somewhat 
effectively 
relying 
purely 
on 
semantics, 
in 
the 
absence 
of 
any 
pragmatic 
competence. 
But 
what 
about 
acquisition? 
In 
what 
ways 
could 
we 
expect 
a 
lack 
of 
pragmatic 
ability 
‚Äst
broadly 
construed 
‚Äst
to 
obstruct 
or 
slow 
down 
the 
acquisition 
of 
language?
2. 
What 
kinds 
of 
communication 
difÔ¨Āculties¬†
might 
we 
expect 
to 
run 
into 
if 
we 
were 
talking 
to 
‚Äst
or 
even 
trying 
to 
design 
‚Äst
an 
automated 
system 
for 
understanding 
language? 
How 
many 
of 
these 
difÔ¨Āculties¬†
are 
essentially 
‚Äėpragmatic‚Äô¬†
in 
nature?

Table of contents