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LINGUIST List 19.1622

Wed May 21 2008

Books: Historical Ling/Pragmatics: Jucker, Taavitsainen (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Speech Acts in the History of English: Jucker, Taavitsainen (Eds)


Message 1: Speech Acts in the History of English: Jucker, Taavitsainen (Eds)
Date: 20-May-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Speech Acts in the History of English: Jucker, Taavitsainen (Eds)
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Title: Speech Acts in the History of English
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20176

Editor: Andreas H. Jucker
Editor: Irma Taavitsainen
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027254207 Pages: 318 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027254207 Pages: 318 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

Did earlier speakers of English use the same speech acts that we use today?
Did they use them in the same way? How did they signal speech act values
and how did they negotiate them in case of uncertainty? These are some of
the questions that are addressed in this volume in innovative case studies
that cover a wide range of speech acts from Old English to Present-day
English. All the studies offer careful discussions of methodological and
theoretical issues as well as detailed descriptions of specific speech
acts. The first part of the volume is devoted to directives and
commissives, i.e. speech acts such as requests, commands and promises. The
second part is devoted to expressives and assertives and deals with speech
acts such as greetings, compliments and apologies. The third part, finally,
contains technical reports that deal primarily with the problem of
extracting speech acts from historical corpora.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Old English (ang)

Written In: English (eng )

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