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LINGUIST List 21.4180

Wed Oct 20 2010

Books: Pragmatics/Historical Ling: Jaspers, Östman, Verschueren (Eds)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Society and Language Use: Jaspers, Östman, Verschueren (Eds)

Message 1: Society and Language Use: Jaspers, Östman, Verschueren (Eds)
Date: 18-Oct-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Society and Language Use: Jaspers, Östman, Verschueren (Eds)
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Title: Society and Language Use
Series Title: Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights 7
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HoPH%207

Editor: Jürgen Jaspers
Editor: Jan-Ola Östman
Editor: Jef Verschueren
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289162 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 39.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289162 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 59.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027207845 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 39.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027207845 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 59.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027207845 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 41.34
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,
cultural, variational, interactional, or discursive angles, this seventh
volume underlines the mutually constitutive relation between society and
language use. It highlights a number of the most prominent approaches of
this relation and it draws attention to a selected number of topics that
the study of language in its social context has characteristically brought
to bear. Despite their theoretical and methodological differences, each of
the chapters in this book assumes that it is necessary to look at society
and language use as interdependent phenomena, and that by attending to
microscopic linguistic phenomena one is also keeping a finger on the pulse
of broader, macroscopic social tendencies that at the same time facilitate
and constrain language use. The introduction provides a sketch of the
intellectual antecedents of the volume's two 'mother disciplines', viz.,
linguistics and social theory before pointing at recent common ground in
the rising attention for discourse and what has come to be called
'late-modernity'.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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