LINGUIST List 10.1298

Mon Sep 6 1999

Books: Pragmatics & Discourse

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Message 1: Pragmatics & Discourse

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 15:05:06 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Pragmatics & Discourse

John Benjamins Publishing announces two new works from the fields of
Priagmatics & Discourse:

Slavic Gender Linguistics.
Margaret H. MILLS (ed.)
Pragmatics & Beyond NS 61
US & Canada: 1 55619 824 8 / USD 69.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 5075 8 / NLG 138.00 (Hardcover)

This edited volume offers the first comprehensive collection devoted
to the study of Slavic gender linguistics by a team of international
Slavic linguists. It features eleven highly-original, data-driven
contributions representing a variety of approaches to this
understudied and underrepresented area of contemporary Slavic
linguistics. For those working specifically in the field of gender
linguistics, the collection presents the first English-language
introduction to this vital area of sociolinguistic research based upon
findings from contemporary Russian, Polish, Czech and other Slavic
languages. For Slavic linguists, it presents a ground-breaking
collection of sociolinguistic studies which advance Russian linguistic
theory and further enhance it with new theoretical frameworks and
analyses by which to view the Slavic data. Each of the contributions
is sufficiently rich and varied in its conceptual design, theoretical
approach, and potential for practical application in graduate seminars
or courses in gender linguistics. The linguistic fields addressed by
this collection include: pragmatics, discourse analysis, grammar,
syntax, literary linguistics, cross-cultural linguistics, diachronic
linguistics, and quantitative linguistics.

Contributions by: Edna Andrews; Jill Christensen; Lenore Grenoble;
Laura Janda; Margaret Mills; Barbara Mozdzierz; Jitka Sonkova; Igor
Sharonov; Bernadette Urtz; Olga Yokoyama; Valentina Zaitseva.



Historical Dialogue Analysis.
Andreas H. JUCKER, Gerd FRITZ and Franz LEBSANFT (eds.)
Pragmatics & Beyond NS 66
US & Canada: 1 55619 944 9 / USD 95.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 5080 4 / NLG 190.00 (Hardcover)

Historical dialogue analysis is a new branch of historical pragmatics.
The papers of this interdisciplinary volume contribute to charting the
developing field by presenting a survey of recent research from the
different traditions of English, German and Romance language studies.
Both the introductory paper by the editors and the individual papers
deal with fundamental theoretical questions, e.g. the question of
types of historical developments in dialogue forms, and methodological
problems, e.g. the finding and interpretation of relevant data. The
fifteen case studies presented in this volume provide a wide range of
new data. The range of topics includes the pragmatic form of 16th
century religious controversies in Germany, forms of polite answers in
Early Modern German conversation culture, forms of dialogue in Early
modern English medical writing, learning English through dialogues in
the 16th century, structures of bargaining dialogues in Late Medieval
French, and reflections of spontaneous dialogue in Early Romance
texts.

Contributions by: Andreas H. Jucker, Gerd Fritz and Franz Lebsanft;
Marcel M.H. Bax; Thomas Gloning; Johannes Schwitalla; Manfred Beetz;
Hannes Kastner; Thomas Honegger; Richard J. Watts; Irma Taavitsainen;
Jonathan Culpeper and Merja Kyto; Anne Herlyn; Angela Schrott; Hans
Ramge; Peter Koch; Wulf Oesterreicher.


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