This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."
Each course will help the learner develop a command of the everyday written and spoken forms of a foreign language. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Each course includes: grammar and useful vocabulary; exercises for regular practice; a pronunciation guide; and a reference section. The Cassette Pack includes one paperback book and one or two 60-minute cassettes recorded by native speakers.