LINGUIST List 4.1106

Tue 28 Dec 1993

Books: Pragmatics

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Date: Tue 28 Dec 1993
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Subject: Pragmatics
PRAGMATICS

Risselada, Rodie IMPERATIVES AND OTHER DIRECTIVE EXPRESSIONS IN LATIN.
A STUDY IN THE PARAGMATICS OF A DEAD LANGUAGE
 J. C. Gieben (dist. by John Benjamins) 1993 361 pp. Pragmatics
 Cloth US:90 5063 206 8 US$69.00
Making use of recent insights developed within speech act theory,
discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics, this book deals with the
various expressions that were used in Latin to perform so-called
directive speech acts, i.e. orders, requests, advice, proposals,
suggestions, etc.


Van de Walle, Lieve PRAGMATICS AND CLASSICAL SANSKRIT
 John Benjamins 1993 xii, 454 pp. Pragmatics
 Cloth US:1 55619 296 7/EUR:90 272 5040 5 US$95.00/Hfl.180,--
Explores the possibilities and limitations of pragmatics research in
classical Sanskrit concentrating on linguistic politeness. Such detailed
text study supplements experimental studies (e.g. the Cross-Cultural
Speech Act Realization project) and helps evaluate existing pragmatic
theories constructed on the basis of contemporary languages.
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