LINGUIST List 32.1276

Mon Apr 12 2021

Books: The Pragmatics of Adaptability: Silva, Mey (eds.)

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Date: 12-Apr-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Pragmatics of Adaptability: Silva, Mey (eds.)
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Title: The Pragmatics of Adaptability
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 319
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.319

Editor: Daniel N. Silva
Editor: Jacob L. Mey
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260253 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260253 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260253 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208323 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208323 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208323 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Humans are adaptive beings. Gradually, we have produced the fundamental capacities for our cooperation, recognition of intentions, and interaction which led to the development of language and culture. The present collective volume builds on an orientation to pragmatics as the sustained and principled human adaptability in interaction, form, and meaning. Working on different strands of such a socially oriented pragmatics, the authors gathered in this volume study the adaptability of language as shaped by the conditions of society, culture, and cognition. Grouped in four sections, the book’s chapters explore the embedding of adaptability in language ideology, text, communicative practice, and learning. Adopting these various perspectives, the authors gauge how language users navigate the different layers of societal, cognitive, and communicative constraints, while adapting their communicative practices, language ideologies, and technologies of interaction to their everyday living conditions.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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