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Wed Dec 02 2015

Books: The Pragmatics of Personal Pronouns: Gardelle, Sorlin (eds.)

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Date: 01-Dec-2015
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Pragmatics of Personal Pronouns: Gardelle, Sorlin (eds.)
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Title: The Pragmatics of Personal Pronouns
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 171
Published: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.171

Editor: Laure Gardelle
Editor: Sandrine Sorlin
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267832 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267832 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267832 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259363 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259363 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259363 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This volume presents new research on the pragmatics of personal pronouns. Whereas personal pronouns used to have a reputation of poor substitutes for full NP’s, recent research shows that personal pronouns are a fundamental, if not universal, category, whose pragmatics is central to their understanding. For instance, personal pronouns may indicate attentional continuity or social deixis, and take on genre-specific pragmatic effects. The authors of the present collection investigate such effects and analyse competing forms in context (e.g. she / her in subject position), as well as their pragmatic functions in an extensive range of genres such as advertising, TV series, charity appeals, mother/child interaction or computer-mediated communication. Moreover, one section is devoted to the pragmatics of antecedentless pronouns and so-called ‘impersonal’ personal forms. The volume will be of interest to both scholars and students interested in the pragmatics of functional words.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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