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Title: Society and Language Use
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HoPH%207
Series Title: Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights 7
Description:

The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the
most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide
interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the
other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical,
cultural, variational, interactional, or discursive angles, this seventh
volume underlines the mutually constitutive relation between society and
language use. It highlights a number of the most prominent approaches of
this relation and it draws attention to a selected number of topics that
the study of language in its social context has characteristically brought
to bear. Despite their theoretical and methodological differences, each of
the chapters in this book assumes that it is necessary to look at society
and language use as interdependent phenomena, and that by attending to
microscopic linguistic phenomena one is also keeping a finger on the pulse
of broader, macroscopic social tendencies that at the same time facilitate
and constrain language use. The introduction provides a sketch of the
intellectual antecedents of the volume’s two ‘mother disciplines’, viz.,
linguistics and social theory before pointing at recent common ground in
the rising attention for discourse and what has come to be called
‘late-modernity’.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
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