Introduction: Death, Dying and the Pragmeme

Parvaresh, Vahid (2017) Introduction: Death, Dying and the Pragmeme. In: The Pragmeme of Accommodation: The Case of Interaction around the Event of Death. Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology (13). Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-3-319-55759-5

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From a biological perspective, death takes no more than a few seconds to happen. It begins “in one failing organ of the body and then simply spreads itself, meticulously switching off the lights as it leaves each room of the body” (Kellehear 2007: 2).Nevertheless, for many of us, the thought of death is ever-present. In fact, death and dying are intriguing topics for two principal reasons.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Death, Pragmeme, Interaction
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Vahid Parvaresh
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 14:19
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:13

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