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Journal Title: Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   23/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Pragmatics 23:1 (March 2013) now available

Akin ADETUNJI
The interactional context of humor in Nigerian stand-up comedy

Jörg BÜCKER
Indexing narrative metalepsis in German conversational story-telling: The case of “von wegen” and “nach dem Motto”

Victor HO
Strategic use of nouns and pronouns in public discourse: The case of the fine-
tuning of the medium of instruction policy in Hong Kong

Rudy LOOCK
Extending further and refining Prince’s taxonomy of given/new information: A case study of non-restrictive, relevance-oriented structures

Leighton C. PETERSON and Anthony K. WEBSTER
Speech play and language ideologies in Navajo terminology development

Maria Elena PLACENCIA and Catalina FUENTES RODRÍGUEZ
In between spectacle and political correctness: Vamos con todo – an ambivalent news/talk show

Satoko SUZUKI
Connection and emotion: Extensive clause combining in contemporary Japanese fiction

Leslie VANDEPUTTE-TAVO
New technologies and language shifting in Vanuatu

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Publisher: International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
 
LL Issue: 24.1313