Key Notions for Pragmatics

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| University of Antwerp
| University of Helsinki
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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.
[Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights, 1]  2009.  xiii, 253 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface to the series
i–xii
Acknowledgements
xiii–xiv
Introduction: The pragmatic perspective
Jef Verschueren
1–27
Adaptability
Jef Verschueren and Frank Brisard
28–47
Channel
Stef Slembrouck
48–61
Communication
Peter Harder
62–85
Context and contextualization
Peter Auer
86–101
Conversational logic
Robin T. Lakoff
102–113
Deixis
Jack Sidnell
114–138
Implicitness
Marcella Bertuccelli Papi
139–162
Non-verbal communication
Lluís Payrató
163–194
Presupposition
Francesca Delogu
195–207
Primate communication
Michael Tomasello
208–216
Semiotics
Christiane Andersen
217–228
Speech act theory
Marina Sbisà
229–244
Index
245–253
“This volume is better than a mere review of pragmatic studies in recent years. It fulfils the editors’ aim of ‘‘achieving cross-disciplinary intelligibility’’ (p. xi) built around a clear and concise presentation of the research operating from different perspectives. It is a good reference book for those who are interested in pragmatics. It offers its readers an opportunity to reexamine their understanding of common notions from an interdisciplinary perspective. At the same time, the volume suggests interesting research paths, allowing its readers to find their own points of departure for further studies.”
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Subjects

Linguistics

Pragmatics
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009011566