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When using language, many aspects of our messages are left implicit in what we say. While grammar is responsible for what we express explicitly, pragmatics explains how we infer additional meanings. The problem is that it is not always a trivial matter to decide which of the meanings conveyed is explicit (grammatical) and which implicit (pragmatic). Pragmatics and Grammar lays out a methodology for students and scholars to distinguish between the two. It explains how and why grammar and pragmatics combine together in natural discourse, and how pragmatic uses become grammatical in time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521559942
ISBN-10: 0521559944
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 19mm)
Pages: 362
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mira Ariel

Mira Ariel is a Professor in the Linguistics Department at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

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