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  • The Pragmatic Functions of Repetition in TV Discourse 

    Rabab'ah, Ghaleb; Abuseileek Ali, Farhan (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-01-29)
    Since repetition is a natural phenomenon used to perform various functions in interactional discourse, adopting a pragmatic analysis to the discourse of Dr. Phil and his guests on Dr. Phil's TV show, this study attempted ...
  • Testing the Limits of Anaphoric Distance in Classical Arabic: a Corpus-Based Study 

    Jarbou, Samir O.; Migdadi, Fathi (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-01-29)
    One of the central aims in research on anaphora is to discover the factors that determine the choice of referential expressions in discourse. Ariel (1988; 2001) offers an Accessibility Scale where referential expressions, ...
  • Usage Effects on the Cognitive Routinization of Chinese Resultative Verbs 

    Wang Ben, Pin-Yun (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-01-29)
    The present study adopts a corpus-oriented usage-based approach to the grammar of Chinese resultative verbs. Zooming in on a specific class of V-kai constructions, this paper aims to elucidate the effect of frequency in ...
  • The Relevance-Based Model of Context in Processing Puns 

    Solska, Agnieszka (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-01-29)
  • Epistemic Vigilance, Cautious Optimism and Sophisticated Understanding 

    Padilla, Cruz Manuel (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-01-29)
    Humans have developed a critical alertness to the believability and reliability of communication: epistemic vigilance (Sperber et al. 2010). It is responsible for trusting interlocutors and believing interpretations. But ...
  • The Act of Fictional Communication in a Hermeneutic Pragmatics 

    Wood, Tahir (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2013-01-29)
    This paper is concerned with fictional communication, as the act of an author in relation to a reader. Fictional discourse exhibits certain complexities that are not observable in other forms of discourse. For example, the ...