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Date: 07-Jun-2012 From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com> Subject: Investigations into the Meta-Communicative Lexicon of English: Hübler, Busse (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Investigations into the Meta-Communicative Lexicon of English
Subtitle: A contribution to historical pragmatics
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 220
Publisher: John Benjamins
Editor: Ulrich Busse
Editor: Axel Hübler
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274618 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274618 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256256 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256256 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256256 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
The volume contributes to historical pragmatics an important chapter on what has so far not been paid adequate attention to, i.e. historical metapragmatics. More particularly, the collected papers apply a meta-communicative approach to historical texts by focusing on lexis that either directly or metaphorically identifies or characterizes entire forms of communication or single acts and act sequences or minor units. Within the context of their use, such lexical expressions, in fact, provide a key for disclosing historical forms of communication; taken out of context, they build the meta-communicative lexicon.
The articles follow three principal distinctions in that they investigate the meta-communicative profile of genres, meta-communicative lexical sets and meta-communicative ethics and ideologies. They cover a broad spectrum of text types that span the entire history of the English language from Anglo- Saxon chronicles to computer-mediated communication.