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Title: Foundations of Pragmatics
Edited By: Wolfram Bublitz
Neal R Norrick
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110214253-1
Series Title: Handbooks of Pragmatics 1
Description:

Opening the 9-volume-series Handbooks of Pragmatics, this handbook
provides a comprehensive overview of the foundations of pragmatics. It
covers the central theories and approaches as well as key concepts and
topics characteristic of mainstream pragmatics, i.e. the traditional and most
widespread approach to the ways and means of using language in authentic
social contexts. The in-depth articles provide reliable orientational overviews
useful to researchers, students, and teachers. They are both state of the art
reviews of their topics and critical evaluations in the light of subsequent
developments. Topics are thus considered within their scholarly context and
also critically evaluated from current perspectives. The five major sections of
the handbook are dedicated to the Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations
(with a historiographic overview of the establishment and subsequent
development of pragmatics), Key Topics (investigating indexicality, reference
and other concepts that were the first to make their way from grammar into
pragmatics and mainstream notions like speech acts, types of inference), the
Place of Pragmatics in the Description of Discourse (delimiting pragmatics
from grammar, semantics, prosody, literary criticism), and Methods and
Tools.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Phonology
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
History of Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110214260
Pages: 710
Prices: Europe EURO 199.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110214253
Pages: 710
Prices: Europe EURO 199.00