LINGUIST List 28.558

Mon Jan 30 2017

Books: Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use: Allan, Capone, Kecskes (eds.)

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Date: 26-Jan-2017
From: Helen van der Stelt <Helen.vanderSteltspringer.com>
Subject: Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use: Allan, Capone, Kecskes (eds.)
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Title: Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use
Series Title: Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
Published: 2017
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319434902

Editor: Keith Allan
Editor: Alessandro Capone
Editor: Istvan Kecskes
Hardback: ISBN: 9783319434902 Pages: 934 Price: Europe EURO 109.99
Abstract:

This volume offers recent developments in pragmatics and adjacent territories of investigation, including important new concepts such as the pragmatic act and the pragmeme, and combines developments in neighboring disciplines in an integrative holistic pragmatic approach. The young science of pragmatics has, from its inception, differentiated itself from neighboring fields in the humanities, especially the disciplines dealing with language and those focusing on the social and anthropological aspects of human behavior, by focusing on the language user in his or her societal environment.

This collection of papers continues that emphasis on language use, and pragmatic acts in their context. The editors and contributors share a perspective that essentially considers language as a system for communication and wants to look at language from a societal perspective, and accept the view that acts of interpretation are essentially embedded in culture. In an interdisciplinary approach, some authors explore connections with social theory, in particular sociology or socio-linguistics, some offer a political stance (critical discourse analysis), others explore connections with philosophy and philosophy of language, and several papers address problems in theoretical pragmatics.

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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