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Title: Key Notions for Pragmatics
Edited By: Jef Verschueren
Jan-Ola Östman
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HoPH%201
Series Title: Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights 1
Description:

The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics
Highlights
focus on the most salient topics in the field of
pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a
transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific
philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational,
interactional, or discursive angles, this first volume reviews basic
notions that pervade the pragmatic literature, such as deixis,
implicitness, speech acts, context, and the like. It situates the field of
pragmatics, broadly defined as the cognitive, social, and cultural science
of language use, in relation to a general concept of communication and the
discipline of semiotics. It also touches upon the non-verbal aspects of
language use and even ventures a comparison with non-human forms of
communication. The introductory chapter, moreover, explains why a highly
diversified field of scholarship such as pragmatics can be regarded as a
potentially coherent enterprise.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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