LINGUIST List 22.2818

Sat Jul 09 2011

Books: Historical Linguistics/Pragmatics/Sociolinguistics: Culpeper (Ed)

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Message 1: Historical Sociopragmatics: Culpeper (Ed)
Date: 09-Jul-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Historical Sociopragmatics: Culpeper (Ed)
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Title: Historical Sociopragmatics Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 31 Published: 2011 Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Jonathan Culpeper Electronic: ISBN: 9789027286604 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027286604 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202505 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202505 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202505 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 84.80

Originally published as a special issue of Journal of HistoricalPragmatics 10:2 (2009), this is the first book to map out historicalsociopragmatics, a multidisciplinary field located within historical pragmatics,but overlapping with socially-oriented fields, such as sociolinguistics andcritical discourse analysis. Historical sociopragmatics has a central focus onhistorical language use in its situational contexts, and how those situationalcontexts engender norms which speakers engage or exploit for pragmaticpurposes. The chapters represent a range of ways in which historicalsociopragmatics can be understood and investigated. The reader will findEnglish texts from the 15th century through to the 18th, a variety of genres(including personal correspondence, trial proceedings and plays), and bothqualitative and (corpus-based) quantitative analyses. Importantly, attention isgiven to how contexts can be (re)constructed from written records, a sinequa non of the field. It will appeal to advanced-level students andscholars with interests in pragmatics, especially socially-oriented pragmatics,and/or historical linguistics, especially the history of English.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis                             Historical Linguistics                             Pragmatics                             Sociolinguistics                             Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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