Over the years, pragmatics - the study of the use and meaning of utterances to their situations - has become a more and more important branch of linguistics, as the inadequacies of a purely formalist, abstract approach to the study of language have become more evident. This book presents a rhetorical model of pragmatics: that is, a model which studies linguistic communication in terms of communicative goals and principles of 'good communicative behaviour'. In this respect, Geoffrey Leech argues for a rapprochement between ...

Principles of Pragmatics 2016, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138142251

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Principles of Pragmatics 1983, Longman Publishing Group, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780582551107

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