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Title: Handbook of Pragmatics
Subtitle: 2006 Installment
Edited By: Jef Verschueren
Jan-Ola Östman
Series Title: Handbook of Pragmatics

Note: This is a new installment of a previously published "Handbook of

In collaboration with Eline Versluys

Part of the set: Verschueren, Jef and Jan-Ola Östman (comps.), Handbook of
Pragmatics: 2003-2005 & 2006 Installments.

This encyclopaedia of one of the major fields of language studies is a
continuously updated source of state-of-the-art information for anyone
interested in language use. It provides easy access— for scholars with
widely divergent backgrounds but with convergent interests in the use and
functioning of language— to the different topics, traditions and methods
which together make up the field of Pragmatics, broadly conceived as "the
cognitive, social and cultural study of language and communication".

The Handbook of Pragmatics is a unique reference work for researchers: the
main body of the Handbook is produced in loose-leaf format in 3-ring
binders and is accompanied by the bound Manual which contains all necessary
background information and user guidelines. The loose-leaf Handbook forms
the basis of the Handbook proper giving an overview of the subfields,
traditions, methodologies and concepts of Pragmatics.

The Handbook is used as a basis for the online version: the Handbook of
Pragmatics Online has been expanded and revised annually since 2003. Future
versions will add further records and will include updates, rewritings and
extensive revisions of already existing records. The Handbook of Pragmatics
Online is available from with a free 90-day trial.
The Handbook is also available in combination with the Bibliography of
Pragmatics Online at a discounted rate.

Table of contents

Analytical Philosophy (Ordinary language philosophy)
Marina Sbisà

Applied Linguistics
Britt-Louise Gunnarsson
John L. Austin
Marina Sbisà

Clinical Pragmatics
Michael Perkins

Peter Harder

Conversation Analysis
Rebecca Clift, Paul Drew and Ian Hutchby

Creole Linguistics
Pieter Muysken and Geneviève Escure

Critical Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis
Ruth Wodak

Cultural Scripts
Cliff Goddard

Default Interpretations
Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt

Robin T. Lakoff

Brita Wårvik

Historical Pragmatics
Andreas H. Jucker

Elżbieta Tabakowska

Interactional Linguistics
Jan Lindström

Felix K. Ameka

Matti Miestamo

Non-verbal Communication
Lluís Payrató

Jack Sidnell

Christiane Pankow

Jack Sidnell

Speech Act Theory
Marina Sbisà

Jürgen Van de Walle, Dominique Willems and Klaas Willems

Jocelyne Vincent Marrelli

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Loose Leaf
ISBN: 9789027232359
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 500
Prices: Europe EURO 125.00
U.S. $ 150.00