Pragmatics and Classical Sanskrit

Pragmatics and Classical Sanskrit

A Pilot Study in Linguistic Politeness

eBook - 1993
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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.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1993
ISBN: 9789027282866
9027282862
9789027250407
9027250405
9781556192968
1556192967
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 454 pages) : illustrations

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