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Author Walle, Lieve van de.

Title Pragmatics and classical Sanskrit : a pilot study in linguistic politeness / Lieve van de Walle
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1993
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 454 pages) : illustrations
Series Pragmatics & beyond, 0922-842X ; new ser. 28
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser. 28. 0922-842X
Contents PRAGMATICS AND CLASSICAL SANSKRIT; Editorial page; Title page; Dedication; Copyright page; Table of contents; Preface; Notes; Transcript Notation; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The aims, scope and epistemological basis; 2. Structure and contents; Notes; PART I. PRAGMATICS AND CLASSICAL SANSKRIT; 1. On Sanskrit and Classical Indian Society; Notes; 2 Linguistic Politeness: Theoretical Aspects; Notes; 3 The Indian perspective on politeness, face and indirectness aspresented in the Tradition; Notes; PART II. A PILOT STUDY IN LINGUISTIC POLITENESS; 1 Methodology; Notes
Summary This book explores the possibilities and limitations of pragmatic research in classical Sanskrit concentrating on linguistic politeness. The four case studies it comprises are in essence empirical, and try to accurately describe a fairly limited number of interactions between an also limited number of people. The underlying assumption is that a micro-analysis yields recognizable patterns of communicative styles and that these generalizations improve our insight in the workings of politeness (deference) in this language and in languages in general. This book also shows that the relation between
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-443) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Courtesy.
Interpersonal communication.
Sanskrit language -- Social aspects -- India.
Sanskrit language -- India -- Usage.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 93028325
ISBN 9027282862 (electronic bk.)
9789027282866 (electronic bk.)