LINGUIST List 9.841

Fri Jun 5 1998

Books: Pragmatics

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  1. milly.neate, Understanding Pragmatics (Update)

Message 1: Understanding Pragmatics (Update)

Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 15:33:05 +0000
From: milly.neate <>
Subject: Understanding Pragmatics (Update)


Verschueren, Jef (Belgian National Science Foundation, Belgium); 
Understanding Pragmatics;

Publication September 1998 c.288pp PB 0 340 64623 3 c.13.99/US$19.95 HB 0 
340 64624 1 c.40.00/US$70.00 Arnold Publishing (American edition is 
co-published with OUP)

This is the most comprehensive and current introduction to pragmatics. 
Presupposing no background in pragmatics, the author sketches out the 
theoretical basis of the subject and systematically develops the major 
theoretical perspectives, to provide a full description of pragmatics as a 
coherent field of inquiry. The text explores methodological issues, guiding 
the reader into the existing spectrum of pragmatics-related work. Focusing 
on pragmatics in its broadest sense, the book covers the whole range of 
social, cultural and cognitive aspects of pragmatics.
Contents: Introduction / Overview / The pragmatic perspective / Aspects of 
the meaningful functioning of language / Topics and trends.
Readership: Students of linguistics/English language.
Available on inspection for lecturers (quote linglist598)
Tel: +44 (0) 171 873 6355
Fax: +44 (0) 171 873 6325
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