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Laurence Goldstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664986
eISBN:
9780191748530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664986.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book looks at brevity as an important topic for interdisciplinary study. It studies the diversity of ways in which brevity is achieved in conversation and examines the psychological, ... More

The Utility of MeaningWhat Words Mean and Why

The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why

N. J. Enfield

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198709831
eISBN:
9780191780141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709831.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book uses semantic and pragmatic case studies to argue that the anthropocentric and culture-grounded nature of language is a product of its social utility. It brings together several key strands ... More

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