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Title: Handbook of Pragmatics
Subtitle: 2001 Installment
Edited By: Jef Verschueren
Jan-Ola Östman
Jan Blommaert
Chris Bulcaen
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Z_HOP_7
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Table of contents

Cumulative Table of Contents 1995-2001
User’s Guide: 2001 Version
Cerebral representation of language
Michel Paradis
Clinical pragmatics
Mick Perkins
Computer-mediated communication
Alexandra Georgakopoulou
Ellipsis
Peter Wilson
Emergent grammar
Marja-Liisa Helasvuo
Iconicity
Elżbieta Tabakowska
Language change
Raymond Hickey
Language contact
Yaron Matras
Language dominance and minorization
Donna Patrick
Language ideologies
Paul V. Kroskrity
Perception and language
Roger Lindsay
Predicates and predication
J. Lachlan Mackenzie
Primate communication
Michael Tomasello

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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ISBN: 1588113760
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: vi, 299 pp.
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ISBN: 9027226008
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: vi, 299 pp.
Prices: EUR 125.00