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Discursive Practices And Linguistic Meanings: The Vietnamese System Of Person Reference Hy V. Luong

Discursive Practices And Linguistic Meanings: The Vietnamese System Of Person Reference

Hy V. Luong

Published January 1st 1990
ISBN : 9789027250216
Hardcover
213 pages
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This is a theoretically oriented study of the pragmatics of Vietnamese person reference (kinship terms, personal pronouns, naming set and status terms). Drawing upon linguistic data from a radically different non-Western society and the seminalMoreThis is a theoretically oriented study of the pragmatics of Vietnamese person reference (kinship terms, personal pronouns, naming set and status terms). Drawing upon linguistic data from a radically different non-Western society and the seminal insights of Volosinov, Bakhtin, and Leach, it offers a critical analysis of the major theoretical premises of dominant approaches to denotation and connotation, to knowledge of language and to knowledge of the world. The study suggests that the pragmatic presuppositions of Vietnamese person-referring forms figure in the native definitions of linguistic meanings as prominently as any denotative features. It is argued that the significance of pragmatic implications should be analyzed in relation to the native speakers conception of the world.