- Saeed, J. I. (2015). Semantics (4th ed.). Malden, Mass.: Wiley.
A compendium of the following chapters:
- H.P. Grice: "Logic and Conversation", chapter 2 in Studies in the Way of Words 1989 pp. 22-40
- J.L. Austin: "How to do things with words", chapter 2 in Coupland, N. and Jaworski, A. (eds) 2006: The Discourse Reader
- Brown, P. and Levinson, S: "Politeness", chapter 19 in Coupland, N. and Jaworski, A. (eds) 2006: The Discourse Reader