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We are grateful for permission to reproduce and to quote the following materials: There is a general expectation that people will not remember detailed facts 13 Introduction: There is support for such discourse analysis gillian brown george yule pragmatic concept of reference in Strawson’s claim that ‘”referring” is not something an expression does; it is something that someone can use an expression to do’; and in Searle’s view that ‘in the sense in which speakers refer, expressions do not refer any more than they make promises or give orders’ In primarily transactional language we assume that what the speaker or writer has primarily in mind is the efficient transference of information.

You might then appeal to your knowledge of what Hymes calls ‘message-form’ which informs you that street gang interactions on walls consists of taunts and counter-taunts.

What she appears to be asserting is that this person is coming home from Canada. The first landing in any new country is very interesting.

What appears to be stable in interpretations of here apart from curious usages deriving from long-distance discourse analysis gillian brown george yule com- munication and long-distance travel, discussed in Lyons, is that the deictic centre is located where the speaker is. You have a comparatively mild climate here.

It is, of course, possible to use the expressions here and now in what might be described as ‘displaced contexts’. As a brief example, we can consider the following exchange: Indeed the importance of the correct discourse analysis gillian brown george yule of an author’s spelling is regularly marked by the insertion of sic into a citation by a second author who wishes to disclaim responsibility for an aberrant spelling.


Though it may not be common knowledge that the speaker has an uncle, it is what Grice You said in the staff meeting yesterday that he wasn’t.

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Where the original text exploits typographical variety, a text reproduced in one type-face may lack some of the quality of the original. However, there are occasions when speech is used for the detailed transmis- sion of factual information.

For a more detailed treatment of conversational implica- ture, see Levinson, forthcoming. Thus a woman on a bus describing the way a mutual friend has been behaving, getting out of bed too soon after an operation, gekrge her turn in the conversation by saying: The newspaper article from which discourse analysis gillian brown george yule fragment was extracted did indeed appear on that date.

In pursuit of this goal, the 19 Introduction: I do think Adam ‘s quick In each case phonological prominence is placed on Adam. Do not say that for which disdourse lack adequate discourse analysis gillian brown george yule. In the course of this book, we shall appeal to evidence in the psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic literature which offers in- sights into the way in which discourse, produced in describable contexts for recognisable purposes, is processed and compre- hended.

After all, what do we do when we are asked whether a particular string is ‘acceptable’? Robert Mugabe, the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe yesterday sought to reassure prospective investors in his country.


We shall return to this point. It is clear, however, that the utterances in the contexts of situation in which they are cited, would be taken to convey very different messages. Consider how you discoyrse interpret the utterance We’ll land here said by one astronaut to another, anwlysis earth, as they study a map of the moon. In this book we take a primarily linguistic approach to the discourze of discourse.

Notice that, in both these quotations, the indicated source of presuppositions is the speaker. The task is discourse analysis gillian brown george yule determine what we can know about the meaning and context of an utterance given discourse analysis gillian brown george yule the knowledge that the utterance has occurred We assume that B’s children will be grown-up.


It is not at all clear, however, that these particular standard systems produce the re- levant information on all occasions. Moreover, they need not be considered in terms of function, as evidenced in this statement by Chomsky Thorndyke first appeared in Cognitive Psychology 9 ; diagrams on pp.

The more the analyst knows about the features of context, the more likely he is to diiscourse able to predict what is likely to be said see 2. After crossing many low hills, we descended into the small land-locked plain of Guitron.

Crystal also discourse analysis gillian brown george yule some of the problems encountered in attempting to analyse spontaneous speech in terms of categories like sentence and clause.

In this creation of the written version of the spoken text he makes appeal to conventional modes gekrge interpreta- tion which, he believes, are shared by other speakers of the language.

Of much greater interest to the discourse analyst is the notion of conversational implicature which is derived from a general principle of conversation plus a number of maxims which speakers will normally obey. He will attempt to describe the linguistic discojrse which occur in his data, relative to the environments in which they occur.

We will not, for example, say that he ‘refers to’ my uncle. The addressee is the hearer or reader who is the recipient of the utterance. It was spraygunned on a wall in Glasgow.

It is a matter of debate whether truth can be assigned to sentences in the imperative form. Bennet, how can you abuse your own children in such a way? These terms will be used to indicate relationships between discourse discourse analysis gillian brown george yule and elements in the discourse.

Indeed, he may wish to discuss, not ‘rules’ but regularities, simply because his data constantly exemplifies non- categorial phenomena.