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."
Nähe und Distanz im Kontext variationslinguistischer Forschung [Proximity and Distance in the Context of Research into Linguistic Variation]
The terms ‘proximity’ and ‘distance’ signify conceptual characteristics of orality and literacy. In that branch of linguistic research dealing with linguistic variation, ‘proximity vs. distance’ is a central area of enquiry along with fields such as dialectology, languages for specialist purposes or text typology. The present volume examines commonalities and differences along the topic areas of ‘proximity and diatopic variation,’ ‘proximity and diachronic variation,’ ‘proximity and diaphasic variation’ and ‘proximity and grammaticalisation.’