The Familiar Letter in Early Modern English

The Familiar Letter in Early Modern English

A Pragmatic Approach

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This research monograph examines familiar letters in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English to provide a pragmatic reading of the meanings that writers make and readers infer. The first part of the book presents a method of analyzing historical texts. The second part seeks to validate this method through case studies that illuminate how modern pragmatic theory may be applied to distant speech communities in both history and culture in order to reveal how speakers understand one another and how they exploit intended and unintended meanings for their own communicative ends. The analysis dem.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2002.
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1 online resource (258 pages, [10] pages of plates) : portraits.


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