The discourse of indirectness : cues, voices and functions / edited by Zohar Livnat, Bar-Ilan University, Pnina Shukrun-Nagar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Galia Hirsch, Bar-Ilan University.
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 
- Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser. 316.
Pragmatics & beyond new series (P&BNS), 0922-842X ; volume 316
viii, 257 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
- Grammar, Comparative and general -- Indirect discourse.
- "Indirectness has been a key concept in pragmatic research for over four decades, however the notion as a technical term does not have an agreed-upon definition and remains vague and ambiguous. In this collection, indirectness is examined as a way of communicating meaning that is inferred from textual, contextual and intertextual meaning units. Emphasis is placed on the way in which indirectness serves the representation of diverse voices in the text, and this is examined through three main prisms: (1) the inferential view focuses on textual and contextual cues from which pragmatic indirect meanings might be inferred; (2) the dialogic-intertextual view focuses on dialogic and intertextual cues according to which different voices (social, ideological, literary etc.) are identified in the text; and (3) the functional view focuses on the pragmatic-rhetorical functions fulfilled by indirectness of both kinds"-- Provided by publisher.
Part 1. Cues for indirectness: The inferential view
Part 2. Voices in the text: The dialogic-intertextual view
Part 3. (In)directness as an effective choice: The functional view.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Livnat, Zohar, editor.
Shukrun-Nagar, Pnina, editor.
Hirsch, Galia, editor.
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- Online version: The discourse of indirectness
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