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Pragmatics and Grammar by Mira Ariel
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When using language, many aspects of our messages are left implicit in what we say. While grammar is responsible for what we express explicitly, pragmatics explains how we infer additional meanings. The problem is that it is not always a trivial matter to decide which of the meanings conveyed is explicit (grammatical) and which implicit (pragmatic). Pragmatics and Grammar lays out a methodology for students and scholars to distinguish between the two. It explains how and why grammar and pragmatics combine together in natural discourse, and how pragmatic uses become grammatical in time.

Author Biography

Mira Ariel is a Professor in the Linguistics Department at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Release date NZ
July 10th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
364
Dimensions
174x247x21
ISBN-13
9780521550185
Product ID
2970111

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