Discursive Pragmatics

ORCID logoJan Zienkowski | University of Antwerp
ORCID logoJan-Ola Östman | University of Helsinki
ORCID logoJef Verschueren | University of Antwerp
ISBN 9789027207852 | EUR 39.00 | USD 59.00
ISBN 9789027289155 | EUR 39.00 | USD 59.00
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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, or interactional angles, this 8th volume focuses on theories and phenomena at the level of discourse, but leaving aside conversational interaction. It provides the reader with pragmatics-oriented information on discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis and critical linguistics, as well as text linguistics and appraisal theory, while introducing other specific approaches to discourse through concepts such as polyphony, intertextuality, genre, and énonciation. Furthermore, topics such as public discourse, narrative, figures of speech, cohesion and coherence, pragmatic markers, manipulation, and humor, are all dealt with in separate chapters. The binding idea, explained in the introduction, is that ´discursive pragmatics´ may serve as a platform for a diversity of perspectives on discourse, as they have emerged not only in the language sciences but also in the humanities and social sciences in general.
[Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights, 8] 2011.  xv, 307 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The book brings new insights to some existing topics and the rethinking of this old issue provides coherence to the volume. Another strength of the work is that most chapters end with stimulating questions for future research, extending the overview of the topics involved. [...] this book is not only a valuable asset to pragmatics and discourse studies, but it will also be welcomed by those who work in areas such as cognitive linguistics, social linguistics, literature and applied linguistics.”

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011012728