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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Journal Title: Pragmatics and Society
Volume/Issue:   4 / 3
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 143 pp.

Table of Contents


The pragmatics of quotation, explicatures and modularity of mind
Alessandro Capone
259 – 284

Beyond intersubjectivity: Task orientation and first language use in foreign language discussions
Eric Hauser
285 – 316

“Children Are All Looking at You”: Child socialization, directive trajectories and affective stances in a Russian preschool
Ekaterina Moore
317 – 344

Narrating fragile stories about HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Steven P. Black
345 – 368

Situational transformations: The offensive-izing of an email message and the public-ization of offensiveness
Jim O'Driscoll
369 – 387

Book Reviews

Noriko Ishihara and Andrew D. Cohen, Teaching and Learning Pragmatics: Where Language and Culture Meet
Reviewed by Zohreh R. Eslami
388 – 392

François Cooren. Action and Agency in Dialogue: Passion, Incarnation and Ventriloquism
Reviewed by Hiroko Itakura
393 – 396

Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini and Michael Haugh (eds.), Face, Communication and Social Interaction
Reviewed by Yueguo Gu
397 – 401
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 24.4509