Other available formats:
Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
This volume examines the nature and significance of the reflexive capacity of natural language, its ability to represent its own structure and use through reported speech and explicit statements about language use (metapragmatics). Included are theoretical overviews, case studies of the forms and functioning of reflexive language, and explorations of the broad importance of reflexive language for research in the humanities and social sciences. These innovative essays, many by internationally known researchers, effectively critique research in the human disciplines that fails to take language seriously. It should elicit widespread attention and debate.
Reviews & endorsements
"...[the] high quality of most of the papers in the volume, and Lucy's excellent job of framing and summarizing them, make it a uselful resource for linguists interested in issues of reported speech, code-switching, genre-identification, indexicality, authority in language, literary voice, or the broader theortical implications of the notion of "metalanguage"." LanguageSee more reviews
"...the volume offers something for linguists of many tastes; the editor deserves special credit for making the menu clearly visisble, and the whole digestible." Stephen Matthews, WORD
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: March 1993
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521351645
- length: 428 pages
- dimensions: 234 x 155 x 35 mm
- weight: 0.777kg
- contains: 3 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Theoretical Foundations: Part II. The Relation of Form and Function in Reflexive Language: Part III. Text, Context, and the Cultural Functions of Reflexive Language: Part IV. Interpretation, Reported Speech, and Metapragmatics in the Western Tradition.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×