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Reflexive Language: Reported Speech and Metapragmatics (Hardback)
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Reflexive Language: Reported Speech and Metapragmatics (Hardback)

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Hardback 428 Pages / Published: 04/03/1993
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This volume examines the nature and significance of the reflexive aspect of natural language, its capacity to represent its own structure and use through reported speech and explicit statements about language-use (metapragmatics). It adopts a truly interdisciplinary approach. Part I contains papers outlining the volume's theoretical scope. Parts II and III contain anthropological case studies which show the formal devices behind reflexive usage in a variety of different languages and how they function in cultural life. Finally, Part IV shows the importance of understanding reflexive language in many other areas of the humanities and social sciences, including philosophy, psychology, religious studies, sociology and literary studies. Many of the contributors are senior scholars of international reputation: all are innovative researchers. Cumulatively their work here represents a critique of those researchers in the humanities and social sciences who fail to take language seriously both in the lives of those they study and in their own research practices.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521351645
Number of pages: 428
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...[the] high quality of most of the papers in the volume, and Lucy's excellent job of framing and summarizing them, make it a uselful resource for linguists interested in issues of reported speech, code-switching, genre-identification, indexicality, authority in language, literary voice, or the broader theortical implications of the notion of "metalanguage"." Language
"...the volume offers something for linguists of many tastes; the editor deserves special credit for making the menu clearly visisble, and the whole digestible." Stephen Matthews, WORD

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