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Books: The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics: Allan, Jaszczolt (eds.)

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Date: 01-Jun-2015
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Subject: The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics: Allan, Jaszczolt (eds.)
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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics
Published: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Keith Allan
Editor: Kasia M. Jaszczolt
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107558670 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 44.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107558670 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 29.99

Editor's Note: This is a new paperback edition of a previously announced book.

Pragmatics is the study of human communication: the choices speakers make to express their intended meaning and the kinds of inferences that hearers draw from an utterance in the context of its use. This Handbook surveys pragmatics from different perspectives, presenting the main theories in pragmatic research, incorporating seminal research as well as cutting-edge solutions. It addresses questions of rational and empirical research methods, what counts as an adequate and successful pragmatic theory, and how to go about answering problems raised in pragmatic theory. In the fast-developing field of pragmatics, this Handbook fills the gap in the market for a one-stop resource to the wide scope of today's research and the intricacy of the many theoretical debates. It is an authoritative guide for graduate students and researchers with its focus on the areas and theories that will mark progress in pragmatic research in the future.

1. Introduction: pragmatic objects and pragmatic methods - Kasia M. Jaszczolt and Keith Allan; Part I. Problems and Theories: 2. Research paradigms in pragmatics - Mira Ariel; 3. Saying, meaning, and implicating - Kent Bach; 4. Implying and inferring - Laurence R. Horn; 5. Speaker intentions and intentionality - Michael Haugh and Kasia M. Jaszczolt; 6. Context and content: pragmatics in two-dimensional semantics - Berit Brogaard; 7. Contextualism: some varieties - François Recanati; 8. The psychology of utterance processing: context vs salience - Rachel Giora; 9. Sentences, utterances, and speech acts - Mikhail Kissine; 10. Pragmatics in update semantics - Henk Zeevat; 11. The normative dimension of discourse - Jaroslav Peregrin; 12. Pragmatics in the (English) lexicon - Keith Allan; 13. Conversational interaction - Michael Haugh; 14. Empirical investigations and pragmatic theorising - Napoleon Katsos; Part II. Phenomena and Applications: 15. Referring in discourse - Arthur Sullivan; 16. Propositional attitude reports: pragmatic aspects - Kasia M. Jaszczolt; 17. Presupposition and accommodation in discourse - Rob van der Sandt; 18. Negation - Jay David Atlas; 19. Connectives - Caterina Mauri and Johan van der Auwera; 20. Spatial reference in discourse - Luna Filipović; 21. Temporal reference in discourse - Louis de Saussure; 22. Textual coherence as a pragmatic phenomenon - Anita Fetzer; 23. Metaphor and the literal/nonliteral distinction - Robyn Carston; Part III. Interfaces and the Delimitation of Pragmatics: 24. Pragmatics in the history of linguistic thought - Andreas H. Jucker; 25. Semantics without pragmatics? - Emma Borg; 26. The syntax/pragmatics interface - Ruth Kempson; 27. Pragmatics and language change - Elizabeth Closs Traugott; 28. Pragmatics and prosody - Tim Wharton; 29. Pragmatics and information structure - Jeanette K. Gundel; 30. Sociopragmatics and cross-cultural and intercultural studies - Istvan Kecskes; 31. Politeness and pragmatics - Marina Terkourafi.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

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Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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