LINGUIST List 14.2558

Thu Sep 25 2003

FYI: Online Research Tools, Pragmatics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Online Research Tools, Pragmatics

Message 1: Online Research Tools, Pragmatics

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 15:33:10 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Online Research Tools, Pragmatics

John Benjamins Publishing Company launches two online research tools
in pragmatics


Editors Jan-Ola �stman & Jef Verschueren
Co-editors Jan Blommaert (1995-2002), Chris Bulcaen (1996-2002)
IPrA Research Center (International Pragmatics Association)

The Handbook of Pragmatics Online consists of

- topical articles (from anaphora and bilingualism to codeswitching,
cohesion, discourse markers, implicitness, mass media, negation,
social institutions, and terms of address);

- brief biographies of eminent scholars (such as Austin, B�hler,
Grice, Morris, Sapir);

- research traditions that belong or have contributed to pragmatics
(from accommodation theory, analytical philosophy and anthropological
linguistics, to cognitive linguistics, construction grammar,
conversation analysis, discourse analysis, literary pragmatics,
neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, relevance theory,
sociolinguistics, speech act theory, and universal and transcendental
pragmatics, to name just a few);

- research methods (from contrastive analysis and corpus anlysis to
ethnography, experimentation, logical analysis, statistics, and

- notational systems (from formal semantics to transcription systems
for spoken discourse). The Handbook of Pragmatics Online incorporates
all information from Jef Verschueren, Jan-Ola �stman, Jan Blommaert &
Chris Bulcaen, 1995-2002, Handbook of Pragmatics (Manual &
Installments). This first version is basically the electronic form of
that printed Handbook. Future online versions will add further
entries, and will include updates, rewritings and extensive revisions
of already available entries.


Editors Frank Brisard, Michael Meeuwis & Jef Verschueren
IPrA Research Center (International Pragmatics Association)

The Bibliography of Pragmatics Online is an annotated bibliography of
the field of linguistic pragmatics. It is a flexible research
instrument with an online user interface. Annotations, keywords, and
hyperlinked relations between publications (reviews, articles from
collections, translations) make this a powerful tool. The first
release of the Bibliography combines the data from the older --
printed -- bibliography (up to 1985) with publications from the period
1997-2001. Annual updates will then gradually bridge the remaining gap
while providing relevant new data as well.

Both are made available on subscription basis, either separately, or
in a combined, discounted, subscription. For more information, and to
register for a free 30-day trial subscription, visit

Paul Peranteau (
P O Box 27519 Ph: 215 836-1200
Philadelphia PA 19118-0519 Fax: 215 836-1204
John Benjamins Publishing Co. website:
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