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Title: The Pragmatics Reader
Edited By: Dawn Archer
Peter Grundy

The Pragmatics Reader is the indispensable set of readings for all students
studying Pragmatics at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Combining key classic texts with newer extracts covering current
developments in contemporary Pragmatics, each reading has been carefully
selected to both showcase the best thinking and latest research and also to
reflect the international nature of the field.

The 30 varied readings, including four specially commissioned papers, have
been organised into eight themed sections: Linguistic Pragmatics; Post-
Gricean Pragmatics; Indexicality; Historical Pragmatics; Politeness, Face
and Impoliteness; Cross-cultural and intercultural pragmatics; Pragmatics and
Conversation - Development and Impairment; and Pragmaticians on
Pragmatics. Each of these sections is supported and enhanced by
substantial editorial commentaries, pre-reading, in-reading and post-reading
activities and suggestions for further reading, both in print and online. The
book also features a general introduction, a glossary of key terms, and a
conclusion that explores the relationship between pragmatic theory and
practice before anticipating the future directions of the subject.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415546591
Pages: 530
Prices: U.S. $ 150.00
U.K. £ 95.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415546607
Pages: 530
Prices: U.K. £ 26.99
U.S. $ 43.95