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Pragmatic Principles in Advertising Discourse



Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Topics in Linguistics
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords advertising; politeness; cooperative principle; politeness principle; maxims
Description The present paper studies the discourse of TV advertising from the point of view of pragmatics. It presents the results of the author's socio-pragmatic analysis of American television commercials for products of everyday use. It examines the way the pragmatic principles, both first-order and higher-order ones, are applied in the verbal devices with which a commercial addresses TV viewers. It concludes that the maxims that are foregrounded and observed most are those that foreground the persuadee's personality and the quality of the product being advertised.

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