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LINGUIST List 20.2494

Mon Jul 13 2009

Books: Pragmatics: Verschueren, Östman (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Key Notions for Pragmatics: Verschueren, Östman (Eds)

Message 1: Key Notions for Pragmatics: Verschueren, Östman (Eds)
Date: 13-Jul-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Key Notions for Pragmatics: Verschueren, Östman (Eds)
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Title: Key Notions for Pragmatics
Series Title: Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights 1
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HoPH%201

Editor: Jef Verschueren
Editor: Jan-Ola Östman
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289438 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 39.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289438 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 59.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027207784 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 39.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027207784 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 59.00
Abstract:

The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics
Highlights
focus on the most salient topics in the field of
pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a
transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific
philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational,
interactional, or discursive angles, this first volume reviews basic
notions that pervade the pragmatic literature, such as deixis,
implicitness, speech acts, context, and the like. It situates the field of
pragmatics, broadly defined as the cognitive, social, and cultural science
of language use, in relation to a general concept of communication and the
discipline of semiotics. It also touches upon the non-verbal aspects of
language use and even ventures a comparison with non-human forms of
communication. The introductory chapter, moreover, explains why a highly
diversified field of scholarship such as pragmatics can be regarded as a
potentially coherent enterprise.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng )

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