Portal:Pragmatics

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Pragmatics
This portal presents the most central topics in the study of language use.

Fundamental notions

appropriateness -- communication -- communicative competence -- context -- context dependence -- conveyed meaning -- felicity -- indexicality -- language use -- literal meaning -- mutual knowledge -- natural meaning -- non-natural meaning -- organon model -- origo -- performance -- semantics-pragmatics boundary -- sentence meaning -- setting selection -- speaker-meaning -- utterance

Conversational pragmatics

conversational maxim -- Cooperative Principle -- fixed-context assumption -- floating of maxims -- Gricean maxims -- implicature -- maxim of manner -- maxim of quality -- maxim of quantity -- maxim of relevance -- relevance

Discourse pragmatics

background -- comment -- contrast -- definite -- definite description -- definiteness restriction -- discourse referent -- focus -- indefinite -- pragmatic presupposition -- presupposition -- semantic presupposition -- topic

Speech act theory

assertive -- commissive -- constative -- declarative sentence -- direct speech act -- felicity condition -- illocutionary act -- illocutionary force -- imperative -- indirect speech act -- locutionary act -- performative -- perlocutionary act -- speech act

Deixis

addressee honorifics -- bystander -- bystander honorifics -- deictic centre -- deictic pronoun -- demonstrative -- discourse anaphora -- discourse deixis -- displacement -- distal -- exophoric -- gesture -- honorifics -- indexicality -- invisible -- local deixis -- medial -- obvial -- origo -- proximal -- referent honorifics -- shifter -- social deixis -- temporal deixis -- token-reflexive -- transposition -- visible

Politeness

Agreement maxim -- Approbation maxim -- face -- face-threatening act -- first-order politeness -- Generosity maxim -- Modesty maxim -- negative face -- negative politeness -- off record -- on record -- politeness maxims -- Politeness principle -- Politeness theory -- positive face -- positive politeness -- redressive action -- second-order politeness -- Sympathy maxim -- Tact maxim

Irony

allusional pretence theory -- dissociative attitude -- echo theory of irony -- echoic use -- figure of speech -- ironical quotation -- ironical understatement -- irony -- use-mention distinction -- pretence -- sarcasm -- situational irony -- theory of pretence -- trope

Associations

Journals

Journal of Pragmatics
Semantics and Pragmatics
Pragmatics & Cognition

Book series

Mouton Series in Pragmatics
Pragmatics & Beyond New Series

Other ressources

Online-Wörterbuch zur Semantik und Pragmatik

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