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

The interactional context of humor in Nigerian stand-up comedy

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

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

In between spectacle and political correctness: Vamos con todo – an ambivalent news/talk show

Connection and emotion: Extensive clause combining in contemporary Japanese fiction

New technologies and language shifting in Vanuatu

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