Reflexive Language: Reported Speech and Metapragmatics by John Arthur LucyReflexive Language: Reported Speech and Metapragmatics by John Arthur Lucy

Reflexive Language: Reported Speech and Metapragmatics

byJohn Arthur LucyEditorJohn A. Lucy

Hardcover | March 26, 1993

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This volume examines the nature and significance of the reflexive capacity of natural language, its ability to represent its own structure and use through reported speech and explicit statements about language use (metapragmatics). Included are theoretical overviews, case studies of the forms and functioning of reflexive language, and explorations of the broad importance of reflexive language for research in the humanities and social sciences. These innovative essays, many by internationally known researchers, effectively critique research in the human disciplines that fails to take language seriously. It should elicit widespread attention and debate.
Title:Reflexive Language: Reported Speech and MetapragmaticsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:428 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:March 26, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521351642

ISBN - 13:9780521351645


Table of Contents

Part I. Theoretical Foundations: Part II. The Relation of Form and Function in Reflexive Language: Part III. Text, Context, and the Cultural Functions of Reflexive Language: Part IV. Interpretation, Reported Speech, and Metapragmatics in the Western Tradition.

Editorial Reviews

"...the volume offers something for linguists of many tastes; the editor deserves special credit for making the menu clearly visisble, and the whole digestible." Stephen Matthews, WORD