ERIC Number: ED259581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Language Studies in Pragmatics. Jyvaskyla Cross-Language Studies No. 11.
Four papers concerned with clarifying some pragmatic phenomena by comparing them in English and Finnish are presented. "Directives in English and Finnish" compares the conventionalized forms of expressing the directive speech act primarily from the viewpoint of their sentential form and content and their appropriateness in context. "English Parenthetical Clauses of the Type 'I Believe/You Know' and Their Finnish Equivalents" examines the difference between function and content in these clauses in the two languages. "'This', 'That', 'It' vs. 'Tama', 'Tuo', 'Se'" looks at the various uses of the demonstrative pronouns and their relationship in theory. "'Please' and 'Ole Hyva'" analyzes the issue of only partial functional correspondence of words and phrases that are often given as equivalents in language instruction. A bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jyvaskyla Univ. (Finland). Dept. of English.