Pragmatic Markers in Irish English

Carolina P. Amador-Moreno | University of Extremadura
Kevin McCafferty | University of Bergen
Elaine Vaughan | University of Limerick
ISBN 9789027256638 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027268440 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Pragmatic Markers in Irish English offers 18 studies from the perspective of variational pragmatics by established and younger scholars with an interest in the English of Ireland. Taking a broad definition of pragmatic markers (PMs) as items operating outside the structural limits of the clause that encode speakers’ intentions and interpersonal meanings, this volume includes discussions of traditional PMs like sure that are strongly associated with Irish English, recent globally-spreading innovations like quotative like, and studies of tag questions, vocatives and emoticons. The data sets used cover most of the existing and developing corpora of Irish English as well as historical legal depositions, films, advertising and recent fiction, interviews, recorded conversations, and blogs. The authors address general issues such as what corpora of Irish English might add to the description of PMs in general, the interaction of Irish and Irish English, historical and contemporary uses of specific PMs, and the usage of recent immigrants to Ireland.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 258] 2015.  vi, 443 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“A timely addition to the growing field of research into Irish English (IrE) from a pragmatic perspective. This volume, which consists of 18 chapters and an introduction, offers fresh insights into a wide range of pragmatic markers (PMs), both traditional and non-traditional, which appear in varieties of English spoken in Ireland. [...] Indeed, given the variety of PMs under investigation and the diversity of the corpora in which they were found, I expect this collection to be a touchstone for future research on pragmatic markers from an international perspective.”
“It will no doubt be valuable to students and scholars working on prototypical and less prototypical (and indeed sometimes little-known) pragmatic markers in IrE. It will be especially relevant for those interested in topics such as regional and sociolinguistic variation in the use of pragmatic markers, their discourse functions and indexicality, as well as their provenance, historical development and L2 acquisitional patterns. More broadly, the volume will also be of interest to anyone wishing to explore the pragmatics of IrE.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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