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Offers and Offer Refusals : a Postcolonial Pragmatics Perspective on World Englishes

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Anchimbe, Eric A.:
Offers and Offer Refusals : a Postcolonial Pragmatics Perspective on World Englishes.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins , 2018 . - 316 p. - (Pragmatics & Beyond : New Series ; 298 )
ISBN 9789027263285
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/pbns.298

Abstract in another language

This study offers a pragmatic dimension to World Englishes research. It is particularly timely because pragmatics has generally been understudied in past research on World Englishes, especially postcolonial Englishes. Apart from drawing attention to the paucity of research, the book also contributes to theory formation on the emerging theoretical framework, postcolonial pragmatics, which is then applied to data from two World (postcolonial) Englishes, Ghanaian and Cameroon Englishes. The copious examples used clearly illustrate how postcolonial societies realise various pragmatic phenomena, in this case offers and offer refusals, and how these could be fruitfully explained using an analytical framework designed on the complex internal set ups of these societies. For research on social interaction in these societies to be representative, it has to take into account the complex history of their evolution, contact with other systems during colonialism, and the heritages thereof. This book does just that.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics > Chair English Linguistics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 420 English, Old English languages
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 08:16
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 08:16
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/53129