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Pragmatics and non-verbal communication

Tim Wharton


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (P 99.5 .W53 2009 )()

  • Title:
    Pragmatics and non-verbal communication
  • Author: Tim Wharton
  • Description: "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?"--Provided by publisher.
  • Local Note: acq2010com
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press
  • Format: x, 219 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780521870979 (hardback);ISBN 0521870976 (hardback);ISBN 9780521691444 (pbk.);ISBN 0521691443 (pbk.)
  • Subjects: Nonverbal communication; Body language
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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