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Wed Feb 02 2011

FYI: Call for Book Proposals: Pragmatic Interfaces

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        1.     Valerie Hall , Call for Book Proposals: Pragmatic Interfaces

Message 1: Call for Book Proposals: Pragmatic Interfaces
Date: 30-Jan-2011
From: Valerie Hall <vhallequinoxpub.com>
Subject: Call for Book Proposals: Pragmatic Interfaces
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Edited by:
Enikő Németh T. (University of Szeged), nemethenhung.u-szeged.hu
Dániel Z. Kádár (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), kadarznytud.hu
Károly Bibok (University of Szeged), kbiboklit.u-szeged.hu

In the last two decades it has become increasingly clear that language and
language use cannot be studied separately and independently of each other.
This new approach assumes an interaction between grammar (phonology,
morphology, lexicon, syntax and semantics) and pragmatics. An analysis of
the interfaces between each component of grammar and pragmatics (the
‘interface view’) can also be applied to hard-pragmatics and
soft-pragmatics research. Hard-pragmatics studies the field of language use
from philosophical, linguistic and logical points of view, while
soft-pragmatics explores phenomena of language use from a social and
socio-cultural perspective.

The definitions hard- and soft-pragmatics, adopted around the 1980s, have
become somewhat dated since pragmatics has become a field of its own, and
so these two trends have merged to some extent. Also, various pragmaticians
made important attempts to blend these approaches. Nevertheless, a border
between these areas continues to exist: hard-pragmaticians rarely venture
into socio-pragmatic issues, and, vice versa, soft-pragmatic studies rarely
make use of formal tools of hard-pragmatics.

The Pragmatic Interfaces series fills an important knowledge gap in the
field of pragmatics as the first major publication project devoted to
studying grammar-pragmatics interfaces and merging of soft-pragmatics with
hard-pragmatics. Through this merging many pragmatic phenomena could be
essentially revisited. The Pragmatic Interfaces series follows an
interdisciplinary approach, allowing scholars from different areas of
grammar and pragmatics to collaborate.

In the Pragmatic Interfaces Series 2 volumes are published per annum. The
first volumes will include the following titles:

Dániel Z. Kádár ed. (with Enikő Németh T. and Károly Bibok), Politeness: An
Interdisciplinary Approach (Jan 2012).

Enikő Németh T. ed. (with Károly Bibok and Dániel Z. Kádár),
Grammar-Pragmatics Interface: The Case of Implicit Arguments (Sep 2012).

Károly Bibok ed. (with Enikő Németh T. and Dániel Z. Kádár), New Trends in
Lexical Pragmatics (Jan 2013).

Call for papers for these edited volumes will be circulated soon.

Prospective authors and guest editors with interest in the Series are
welcomed to contact the Editors.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

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