LINGUIST List 16.326

Wed Feb 02 2005

Books: Pragmatics: Cummings

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        1.    Catriona Murray, Pragmatics: Cummings

Message 1: Pragmatics: Cummings

Date: 28-Jan-2005
From: Catriona Murray <>
Subject: Pragmatics: Cummings

Title: Pragmatics
Subtitle: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Published: 2005
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Book URL:

Author: Louise Cummings, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Hardback: ISBN: 0748616810 Pages: 352 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0748616829 Pages: 352 Price: U.K. £ 17.99


This truly multidisciplinary text offers an original analysis of the
current state of linguistic pragmatics. Louise Cummings argues that no
study of pragmatics can reasonably neglect the historical and contemporary
influences on this discipline of neighbouring fields of enquiry,
particularly, philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence and language
pathology. By the same token these fields can begin to address their own
questions more productively by examining the insights of pragmatics. The
book's range of topics and depth of analysis will be of interest to
students and specialized readers in linguistics, communication studies,
speech and language therapy and cognitive science.

Coverage includes:
*pragmatic concepts and theories
*criticisms of Sperber and Wilson's relevance theory, Habermas's theory of
communicative competence and Kasher's views on the modularity of pragmatics
*pragmatic deficits in a range of child and adult language disorders
*a pragmatic analysis of argumentation in topical issues such as AIDS and BSE
*theories of meaning, inferences, pragmatics and AI.

Customers in the USA and Canada please contact Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Customers in Australia and New Zealand, please contact UNIREPs.
Customers in East Asia, please contact Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Computational Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (ENG )

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