Pragmatics and Grammar by Mira ArielPragmatics and Grammar by Mira Ariel

Pragmatics and Grammar

byMira Ariel

Hardcover | August 11, 2008

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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.
Mira Ariel is a Professor in the Linguistics Department at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Title:Pragmatics and GrammarFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:364 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.83 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.83 inPublished:August 11, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521550181

ISBN - 13:9780521550185


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: grammar, pragmatics and what's between them; Part I. Drawing the Grammar/Pragmatics Divide: 2. Distinguishing the grammatical and the extragrammatical: referential expressions; 3. Distinguishing codes, explicated, implicated and truth-compatible inferences; Part II. Crossing the Extralinguistic-Linguistic Divide: 4. Grammar, pragmatics and arbitrariness; 5. All paths lead to the salient discourse pattern; 6. The rise (and potential fall) of reflexive pronouns; Part III. Bringing Grammar and Pragmatics Back Together: 7. Grammar/pragmatics interfaces.