Handbook of Pragmatics

2002 Installment

ISBN 9789027226020 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588114105 (USA) | USD 188.00
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 is being expanded and revised annually as of 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 www.benjamins.com/online as well as a free 30-day trial. The Handbook is also available in combination with the Bibliography of Pragmatics Online at a discounted rate.

SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount for a complete set order (Manual + Installments 1995-2009).

[Handbook of Pragmatics, 8]  2003.  viii, 402 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Jef Verschueren and Frank Brisard
Peter R.R. White
Émile Benveniste
Tine Van Hecke
Gerda Eva Lauerbach
Information structure
Jeanette K. Gundel and Thorstein Fretheim
Stef Slembrouck
Language acquisition
Steven Gillis and Dorit Ravid
Paul Chilton
Miriam Taverniers
Non-verbal communication
Lluís Payrató
Tense and aspect
Robert I. Binnick
Jocelyne Vincent Marrelli
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Joachim Leilich
Word order
Mirjam Fried
“This Handbook is a fascinating compilation of very different articles,all of which come together around the central theme of pragmatics in itsbroadest interpretive sense. The contributions span mainstream and less commonlyinvestigated issues. Each contribution provides a detailed theoreticalcomponent, often accompanied by an overview of the historical development of theparticular line of thought in each area. A description of how research isconducted within each framework is also given. As well, most of thecontributions contain information about specific studies in their area to helpthe reader connect the theoretical and analytical information. The work isconsistently well done and it is clear that the editors have done a remarkablejob in bringing cohesion to very disparate works.”


BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
Cited by

Cited by other publications

Chovanec, Jan
2014.  In Pragmatics of Tense and Time in News [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 253], https://doi.org/10.1075/pbns.253

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 09 may 2018. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.