New volume in the new series: "Handbooks of Pragmatics"
This handbook focuses on the interpersonal aspects of language in use,
exploring key concepts such as face, im/politeness, identity, or gender, as
well as mitigation, respect/deference, and humour in a variety of settings.
The volume includes theoretical overviews as well as empirical studies from
experts in a range of disciplines within linguistics and communication
studies and provides a multifaceted perspective on both theoretical and
applied approaches to the role of language in relational work.
* views pragmatics from both theoretical and applied perspectives
* deals with the interpersonal or relational side of language in use
* there is no handbook available on this particular focus so far
* provides reliable overviews useful not only to researchers but also to
students and teachers
* includes 20 extensive articles and a valuable subject index