This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."
Language, Linguistics and Philology: Papers from the Philological Society Anniversary Symposium, November 1992
This volume brings together a selection of papers from the 1992 Philological Society Anniversary Symposium which explore the connections between linguistic thought in Britain and Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries and current research. The chapters cover semantics, syntax, morphology and phonology. A particular focus is the reception of European and American ideas within linguistics in Britain.