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Historical Pragmatics in the Teaching of the History of English

Leslie K. Arnovick

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The best pedagogical practices in the teaching of the History of the English Language (HEL) recommend the incorporation of new research paradigms. Historical pragmatics and historical ... More


The Story of right and wrong and Its Cultural Implications

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

One of the most interesting phenomena in the history of the English language is the remarkable rise of the word right, in its many interrelated senses and uses. This chapter tries to trace the ... More


The Discourse Presentation Model So Far

Beatrix Busse

in Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction: A Corpus-Assisted Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190212360
eISBN:
9780190212384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190212360.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

The second chapter discusses Semino and Short’s (2004) model of discourse presentation and adapts it for the study of 19th-century narrative fiction; the chapter presents a state-of-the-art overview ... More


Politeness and the History of English

Geoffrey Leech

in The Pragmatics of Politeness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195341386
eISBN:
9780190225933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341386.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Historical pragmatics, the domain of this last chapter, has developed strikingly in the past twenty years, especially with reference to English. Signs of politeness in Old English are limited, but in ... More


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