Pragmatics and Non-Verbal Communication

Pragmatics and Non-Verbal Communication

The way we say the words we say helps us convey our intended meanings. Indeed, the tone of voice we use, the facial expressions and bodily gestures we adopt while we are talking, often add entirely new layers of meaning to those words. How the natural non-verbal properties of utterances interact with linguistic ones is a question that is often largely ignored. This book redresses the balance, providing a unique examination of non-verbal behaviours from a pragmatic perspective. It charts a point of contact between pragmatics, linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, ethology and psychology, and provides the analytical basis to answer some important questions: How are non-verbal behaviours interpreted? What do they convey? How can they be best accommodated within a theory of utterance interpretation?


Author
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date
ISBN 0521870976
Pages 219 pages
Rating 4/5 (79 users)

More Books:

Pragmatics and Non-Verbal Communication
Language: en
Pages: 219
Authors: Tim Wharton
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-17 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The way we say the words we say helps us convey our intended meanings. Indeed, the tone of voice we use, the facial expressions and bodily gestures we adopt whi
Kontaktlinguistik / Contact Linguistics / Linguistique de Contact. 1. Halbband
Language: en
Pages: 975
Authors: Hans Goebl
Categories: Comparative linguistics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-09-02 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of lin
Key Notions for Pragmatics
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Jef Verschueren
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

The ten volumes of "Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights" focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spe
Handbook of Pragmatics
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: Jan-Ola Östman
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This encyclopaedia of one of the major fields of language studies is a continuously updated source of state-of-the-art information for anyone interested in lang
The Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia
Language: en
Pages: 680
Authors: Louise Cummings
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-05 - Publisher: Routledge

First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Body - Language - Communication
Language: en
Pages: 1086
Authors: Cornelia Müller
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-29 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Volume II of the handbook offers the state of the art on how body movements are used for communication around the world. Topics include the functions of body mo
Pragmatics Online
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Kate Scott
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-28 - Publisher: Routledge

Pragmatics Online examines the use and interpretation of language and communication in digitally mediated contexts. It provides insight into how meaning is comm
Pragmatics and Prosody in English Language Teaching
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Jesús Romero-Trillo
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-14 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This volume explores the elusive subject of English prosody—the stress, rhythm and intonation of the language—, and its relevance for English language teach
Doing Pragmatics Interculturally
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Rachel Giora
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-11 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Intercultural Pragmatics is a large and diverse field encompassing a wide range of approaches, methods, and theories. This volume draws scholars together from a
Reading Beyond the Code
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Terence Cave
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-31 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book explores the value for literary studies of the model of communication known as relevance theory. Drawing on a wide range of exampleslyric poems by Yea