Explorations in Stylistics - Andrew Goatly

Explorations in Stylistics - Andrew Goatly

The pragmatics of co-operation and politeness in two extracts from Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party

Explorations in Stylistics - Andrew Goatly

Andrew Goatly [+-]
Lingnan University
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Andrew Goatly has considerable experience in teaching English language and literature in colleges and universities in the UK, Rwanda, Thailand, Austria, and Singapore. He is at present Professor in the English Department of Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He is the author of The Language of Metaphors (Routledge 1997, 2nd edition, 2010), Critical Reading and Writing (Routledge 2000), Washing the Brain: Metaphor and Hidden Ideology (Benjamins 2007)and Humour and Meaning (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

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In this chapter the author shows how pragmatic theory, most obviously the Co-operative Principle, the Politeness Principle and negative face, but also aspects of conversational analysis such as pre-sequences and categories of silence, can be useful tools in the stylistics of drama.

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Goatly, Andrew. The pragmatics of co-operation and politeness in two extracts from Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party. Explorations in Stylistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 122 - 143 Dec 2008. ISBN 9781845539085. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21968. Date accessed: 21 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21968. Dec 2008

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