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Speech Act Metonymy and Pragmatic Analysis of

Author HuZuo
Tutor WuLi
School Heilongjiang University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Metonymy Speech Act Scene Politeness Pragmatic Inference
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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For a long time , metonymy is seen as a rhetorical device , is an alternative relationship between words . Since the 1980s , due to the development of cognitive linguistics , metonymy is considered to be the means of human thinking and cognitive . 1997 , Thornburg Panther , indirect speech act scene analysis and metonymy method of combining research , metonymy theory under the framework of cognitive linguistics and language learning under the framework of speech act theory provides a new perspective . They believe that the speech act scene stage can turn refers to the other stages in the entire scene or scenes , such metonymy is not limited to the vocabulary level , but rose to the sentence and discourse level , further evidence of metonymy exist in human cognitive mechanisms , and is an important means of human understanding of the objective world . In this thesis metonymic to Thornburg Panther speech act theory based analysis instruction class speech act metonymy politeness , summed up the the request class speech acts and commitments class speech act mode of reasoning , and use this mode of reasoning to explain linguistic communication misunderstood phenomenon .

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