Editor: Andreas H Jucker
Editor: Irma Taavitsainen
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110214284 Pages: 743 Price: Europe EURO 199.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110214277 Pages: 743 Price: Europe EURO 199.00 Comment: Standing Order price for subscribers to the complete work € 149.00.
New volume in the new series "Handbooks of Pragmatics"
The Handbook of Historical Pragmatics provides an authoritative and accessible overview of this versatile new field in pragmatics devoted to a diachronic study of language use and human interaction in context. It covers all areas of historical pragmatics from grammaticalization theory to pragmatic entities, such as discourse markers, speech acts and politeness to individual discourse domains from scientific writing to literary discourse. Each contribution, written by a leading specialist, gives a succinct, representative and up-to-date overview of research questions, theories, methods and recent developments in the field.
Key features: * to date there is no handbook devoted to historical pragmatics, so this is the first one of its kind * covers all areas of historical pragmatics from grammaticalization theory to pragmatic entities, such as discourse markers, speech acts and address terms * offers surveys of historical pragmatic research in individual discourse domains from scientific writing to literary discourse * the handbook with its twenty-two articles and a subject index outlines and defines historical pragmatics in more detail than has been done before