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The writer’s pragmatic aims attainment in Doris Lessing’s To Room Nineteen: A cognitive linguistics view

References Bara, B. G., Tirassa, M., 2000. Neuropragmatics: brain and communication. Brain and Language , vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 10-14. Bara, B. G., 2010. Cognitive pragmatics: The mental processes of communication (translated by John Douthwaite). Cambridge: A Bradford Book. Bortolussi, M., Dixon, P., 1996. Literary communication: Effects of reader-narrator cooperation. Poetics , vol. 23, pp. 405-430. Bystrov, Y., 2014. Fractal metaphor LIFE IS A STORY in biographical narrative. Topics in Linguistics , vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1

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Urban design for mobilities – towards material pragmatism

Introduction The aim of this paper is twofold: firstly, to present a critique of mainstream transport thinking based on the so-called ‘mobilities turn’, and secondly to connect this to a design perspective. The aim is thus to establish this reflection based upon a theoretically informed discussion. Contemporary urbanism is marked by radical transformations across scales, institutions, and disciplines. So-called ‘grand challenges’ related to climate change, resilience, radical demographic shifts, refugees, and the radicalisation of global competitiveness

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Discourse-Pragmatic and Processing-Related Motivators of the ordering of Reason Clauses in an Academic Corpus

Language Modelling 4(2), 225-244. Rezaee, Abbas Ali and Seyyed Ehsan Golparvar. 2017. Conditional Inference Tree Modelling of Competing Motivators of the Positioning of Concessive Clauses: The Case of a Non-native Corpus. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 24(2-3), 89-106. Saif, Shahrzad. 2006. Aiming for Positive Washback: A Case Study of International Teaching Assistants. Language Testing 23 (1). 1-34. Schoonen, Rob. et al. 2011. Modelling the Development of L1 and EFL Writing Proficiency of Secondary School Students

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Negation and infinity

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Infinity and negation are in various relations and interdependencies one to another. The analysis of negation and infinity aims to better understanding them. Semantical, syntactical, and pragmatic issues will be considered.

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Implementing a psychosocial intervention DIALOG+ for patients with psychotic disorders in low and middle income countries in South Eastern Europe: protocol for a hybrid effectiveness-implementation cluster randomized clinical trial (IMPULSE)

Eastern European LMICs. The study is designed as an effectiveness–implementation hybrid pragmatic trial that simultaneously aims to assess the clinical and social outcomes of the DIALOG+ intervention relative to treatment as usual (TAU), while also assessing the potential utility of the implementation strategy in facilitating the implementation of DIALOG+ ( Curran et al., 2012 ). As suggested by Curran and colleagues, hybrid trials can provide significant benefits such as more rapid translational gains, more effective implementation strategies and more useful

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Annotating the ICE corpora pragmatically – preliminary issues & steps

References Aijmer, Karin. 2002. English discourse particles: Evidence from a corpus. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Aijmer, Karin and Christoph Rühlemann (eds.). 2015. Corpus pragmatics: A handbook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Australian National Corpus. n.d. Accessible at https://www.ausnc.org.au/. Biber, Douglas, Stig Johansson, Geoffrey Leech, Susan Conrad and Edward Finegan. 1999. Longman grammar of spoken and written English. London: Longman. Fischer

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Irish English Stereotypes
A Variational Pragmatic Analysis

References Ajtony, Zsuzsanna. 2010. Humour and Verbal Irony in G. B. Shaw’s John Bull’s Other Island. Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica 2, 2: 246-258. Andersen, Gisle. 2001. Pragmatic Markers and Sociolinguistic Variation: A Relevance-Theoretic Approach to the Language of Adolescents. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Androutsopoulos, Jannis. 2010. Ideologizing ethnolectal German. In Sally Johnson & Tommaso M. Milani (eds.), Language Ideologies and Media Discourse: Texts, Practices, Politics

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The ›Head of Household‹
A Long Normative History of a Statistical Category in the U.K

Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, New York 2008, p. 100. This sounds like a pragmatic solution with little regard to the social relationships of the actual human beings living in a household. However, there are indeed power relations within a household (e.g. between parents and children). Social scientists also observed these everyday asymmetries and therefore constructed a hierarchy in social classifications when they placed the household in a specific class according to the ›Head of Household‹ or the ›Household Reference Person‹, the ›Chief Wage Earner

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Question of Problem of an Acquisition of a Foreign Language. Král'ová, Zdena: Qualitative Approximation in the system of Slovak and English Short Vowels. Ústí nad Labem: Univerzita J. E. Purkyně 2010. 120 s

K procesom osvojovania si cudzieho jazyka. Král'ová, Zdena: Kvalitatívna aproximácia v systéme slovenských a anglických krátkych vokálov. Ústí nad Labem: Univerzita J. E. Purkyně 2010. 120 s

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Hedging in Political Discourse: Evidence from the Speeches of King Abdullah II of Jordan

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This paper reports on the findings of a study that aimed to identify the linguistic items which act as hedges in the speeches of King Abdullah II of Jordan, as well as to examine the pragmatic functions of these devices. Twenty-five political speeches of King Abdullah II, randomly selected from the official website of King Abdullah (see Appendix), were analyzed adopting Salager-Meyer’s (1994) taxonomy. The study revealed that the most frequently used hedging device in King Abdullah’s speech is modal auxiliaries, and the most frequently used hedging device subcategory is the modal auxiliary “can”. The findings suggest that these hedging devices fulfil several pragmatic functions. These findings contribute to understanding that speaking a second language (Arabic, in the case of King Abdullah II) neither affects the types of hedging devices nor the functions these devices perform. Moreover, contrary to scientific discourse (e.g., medicine), the research concludes that political discourse as a non-scientific genre resorts to hedging devices to express indirectness, politeness, lack of commitment and probability.

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