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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Understanding Pragmatics
Written By: Jef Verschueren
Description:

This is the most comprehensive and current introduction to pragmatics.
Presupposing no background in pragmatics, the author sketches out the
theoretical basis of the subject and systematically develops the major
theoretical perspectives, to provide a full description of pragmatics as a
coherent field of inquiry. The text explores methodological issues, guiding
the reader into the existing spectrum of pragmatics-related work. Focusing
on pragmatics in its broadest sense, the book covers the whole range of
social, cultural and cognitive aspects of pragmatics.

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Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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ISBN: 0340646241
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Pages: 312
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