Pragmatic Markers in Irish English

| University of Extremadura
| University of Bergen
| University of Limerick
ISBN 9789027256638 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027268440 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Pragmatic Markers in Irish English offers 18 studies from the perspective of variational pragmatics by established and younger scholars with an interest in the English of Ireland. Taking a broad definition of pragmatic markers (PMs) as items operating outside the structural limits of the clause that encode speakers’ intentions and interpersonal meanings, this volume includes discussions of traditional PMs like sure that are strongly associated with Irish English, recent globally-spreading innovations like quotative like, and studies of tag questions, vocatives and emoticons. The data sets used cover most of the existing and developing corpora of Irish English as well as historical legal depositions, films, advertising and recent fiction, interviews, recorded conversations, and blogs. The authors address general issues such as what corpora of Irish English might add to the description of PMs in general, the interaction of Irish and Irish English, historical and contemporary uses of specific PMs, and the usage of recent immigrants to Ireland.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 258]  2015.  vi, 443 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Carolina P. Amador-Moreno, Kevin McCafferty and Elaine Vaughan
The Pragmatics of Irish English and Irish
Raymond Hickey
“I always think of people here, you know, saying ‘like’ after every sentence” The dynamics of discourse-pragmatic markers in Northern Irish English
Karen P. Corrigan
A corpus-based investigation of pragmatic markers and sociolinguistic variation in Irish English
Bróna Murphy
Kind of and sort of : Pragmatic discourse markers in the SPICE-Ireland Corpus
John M. Kirk
A comparative study of the pragmatic marker like in Irish English and in south-eastern varieties of British English
Martin Schweinberger
“Actually, it’s unfair to say that I was throwing stones” Comparative perspectives on uses of actually in ICE-Ireland
Jeffrey L. Kallen
“’Tis mad, yeah” Turn openers in Irish and British English
Michael McCarthy
Turn initiators in professional encounters: Teacher education discourse in an Irish University setting
Fiona Farr and Elaine Riordan
“And your wedding is the twenty-second <.> of June is it?” Tag questions in Irish English
Anne Barron
“Hurry up baby son all the boys is finished their breakfast” Examining the use of vocatives as pragmatic markers in Irish Traveller and settled family discourse
Brian Clancy
Pragmatic markers as implicit emotive anchoring: Modality as evidence of trauma in the 1641 depositions
John Wilson and Heather Walker
“Sure this is a great country for drink and rowing at elections” Pragmatic markers in the Corpus of Irish English Correspondence, 1750�1940
Carolina P. Amador-Moreno and Kevin McCafferty
Blathering Beauties: The use of pragmatic markers on an Irish beauty blog
Sharon Millar
Pragmatic markers in contemporary radio advertising in Ireland
Joan O’Sullivan
“Yeah well, probably, you know I wasn’t that big into school, you know” Pragmatic markers and the representation of Irish English in fictionalised dialogue
María Palma-Fahey
“There’s, like, total silence again, roysh, and no one says anything” Fictional representations of �new� pragmatic markers and quotatives in Irish English
Carolina P. Amador-Moreno
Now in the speech of newcomers to Ireland
Bettina Migge
The significance of age and place of residence in the positional distribution of discourse like in L2 speech
Niamh Nestor and Vera Regan
Name index
Subject index
“A timely addition to the growing field of research into Irish English (IrE) from a pragmatic perspective. This volume, which consists of 18 chapters and an introduction, offers fresh insights into a wide range of pragmatic markers (PMs), both traditional and non-traditional, which appear in varieties of English spoken in Ireland. [...] Indeed, given the variety of PMs under investigation and the diversity of the corpora in which they were found, I expect this collection to be a touchstone for future research on pragmatic markers from an international perspective.”
“It will no doubt be valuable to students and scholars working on prototypical and less prototypical (and indeed sometimes little-known) pragmatic markers in IrE. It will be especially relevant for those interested in topics such as regional and sociolinguistic variation in the use of pragmatic markers, their discourse functions and indexicality, as well as their provenance, historical development and L2 acquisitional patterns. More broadly, the volume will also be of interest to anyone wishing to explore the pragmatics of IrE.”
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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