LINGUIST List 30.471

Tue Jan 29 2019

Books: Offers and Offer Refusals: Anchimbe

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Date: 10-Jan-2019
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Offers and Offer Refusals: Anchimbe
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Title: Offers and Offer Refusals
Subtitle: A postcolonial pragmatics perspective on World Englishes
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 298
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.298

Author: Eric A. Anchimbe
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263285 Pages: 316 Price: AUS $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263285 Pages: 316 Price: AUS $ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263285 Pages: 316 Price: AUS $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201737 Pages: 316 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201737 Pages: 316 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201737 Pages: 316 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This study offers a pragmatic dimension to World Englishes research. It is particularly timely because pragmatics has generally been understudied in past research on World Englishes, especially postcolonial Englishes. Apart from drawing attention to the paucity of research, the book also contributes to theory formation on the emerging theoretical framework, postcolonial pragmatics, which is then applied to data from two World (postcolonial) Englishes, Ghanaian and Cameroon Englishes. The copious examples used clearly illustrate how postcolonial societies realise various pragmatic phenomena, in this case offers and offer refusals, and how these could be fruitfully explained using an analytical framework designed on the complex internal set ups of these societies. For research on social interaction in these societies to be representative, it has to take into account the complex history of their evolution, contact with other systems during colonialism, and the heritages thereof. This book does just that.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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