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."
Uzbek Islamic Debates: Texts, Translations, and Commentary
The aim of this study is to present a body of Uzbek-language texts with English translations selected from audio and graphic sources that represent an example of the Islamic debates taking place among Uzbeks since 1991. The text is divided as follows: Historical Introduction; Part I: Lectures of the Islamic Reformers, Part II: A Quasi-Official Response to Christian Missionaries; Part III: Political Polemics and Official Rebuttal; Part IV: Islamic Philosophical Thought and the Akromism Controversy; Part V: The Rhetoric of Exile and Insurgency; Bibliography; and Index. All four parts start with an introduction, follow by original Uzbek text that was scanned or re-keyed, and English translation.