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Cognitive and Pragmatic Aspects of Speech Actions


Edited By Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka

This volume contains papers which reflect current discussions in the study of speech actions. The collection was inspired by the papers presented at Meaning, Context and Cognition, the first international conference integrating cognitive linguistics and pragmatics initiated by the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics of the University of Łódź (Poland) in 2011 and held annually. The necessarily heterogeneous field of research into speech actions is approached by the contributors from various perspectives and with focus on different types of data. The papers have been grouped into four sections which subsequently emphasise theoretical linguistics issues, lexical pragmatics, speech act-theoretic problems, and cognitive processes.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataCognitive and pragmatic aspects of speech actions / Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka (ed.). – Peter Lang Edition.

pages cm. – (Lodz studies in language; Vol. 33)

ISBN 978-3-631-64156-9 – ISBN 978-3-653-03213-0 (E-Book)

1. Speech acts (Linguistics) 2. Pragmatics. 3. Cognitive grammar.4. Psycholinguistics. I. Witczak-Plisiecka, Iwona, editor.

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