Investigations into the Meta-Communicative Lexicon of English

A contribution to historical pragmatics

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  • Editors: Ulrich Busse1, and Axel Hübler2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027274618

The volume contributes to historical pragmatics an important chapter on what has so far not been paid adequate attention to, i.e. historical metapragmatics. More particularly, the collected papers apply a meta-communicative approach to historical texts by focusing on lexis that either directly or metaphorically identifies or characterizes entire forms of communication or single acts and act sequences or minor units. Within the context of their use, such lexical expressions, in fact, provide a key for disclosing historical forms of communication; taken out of context, they build the meta-communicative lexicon.<br />The articles follow three principal distinctions in that they investigate the meta-communicative profile of genres, meta-communicative lexical sets and meta-communicative ethics and ideologies. They cover a broad spectrum of text types that span the entire history of the English language from Anglo-Saxon chronicles to computer-mediated communication.

Subjects: Historical linguistics; Germanic linguistics; Pragmatics; English linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; 2: Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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