In Pragmatics, the study of meaning derived from context, Jean Stilwell Peccei offers a practical introduction to this core area of linguistics.
encourages the reader to look at different levels of meaning within sentences；
provides a basic understanding of key pragmatic concepts such as sentence and utterance, entailment, presupposition, implicature and direct and indirect speech acts；
introduces two highly influential approaches to pragmatics: the co-operative principle and speech act theory；
encourages the reader to apply basic analytical tools to real data, e.g. advertising language, children's conversations；
provides a range of activities, discussion questions, sample answers and further reading.