Pragmatics in Practice

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| University of Helsinki
| University of Antwerp
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The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thereby attempting to divide up its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, discursive, variational, or interactional angles, this 9th volume focuses on what pragmatics is good for – beyond the very discipline of pragmatics as such. The chapters in the volume thus address the importance of taking a pragmatic perspective on traditional fields of applied linguistics (contrastive and error analysis, translation), and they address the core of pragmatics as the study of language use (with phenomena ranging from irony and emphasis to literacy and mass media, and with approaches to the function of language like rhetoric, stylistics, corpus analysis, and general semantics). The volume contains chapters not only on the spoken and written modes of communication, but also on signed language pragmatics and on computer-mediated communication. The impact and usefulness of taking a pragmatic perspective on language for a deeper understanding of clinical and rehabilitation practices has recently received ever more focus; in this volume, aspects of this direction of research are dealt with in the chapter on clinical pragmatics. In most of the chapters in the volume, ethics has a core role to play, not only in issues of authenticity in general in relation to research on language use, but also in issues that have a direct influence on the (linguistic) culture and society we live in, irrespective of whether we are part of a (linguistic) majority or a minority, or a minority within a minority: language policy and language planning, language ecology, and language in relation to legal matters. In all of these fields, we see the importance of research within pragmatics as a discipline dealing with how language influences our everyday lives. All in all, the volume presents different perspectives on how research in pragmatics not only can be put to practice, but how pragmatics is used as a tool to gain a better understanding of the world we live in.
[Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights, 9]  2011.  xi, 326 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Pragmatics and praxis
Jan-Ola Östman
1–22
Applied Linguistics
Britt-Louise Gunnarsson
23–45
Authenticity
Martin Gill
46–65
Clinical pragmatics
Michael R. Perkins
66–92
Computer-mediated communication
Alexandra Georgakopoulou
93–110
Contrastive analysis
Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt
111–117
Corpus analysis
Jan Aarts
118–129
Emphasis
Gerda Eva Lauerbach
130–148
Error analysis
Håkan Ringbom
149–152
General semantics
Keith Allan
153–158
Irony
Rachel Giora
159–176
Language ecology
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
177–198
Language policy, language planning and standardization
Robert K. Herbert
199–210
Language and the law
Philipp Angermeyer
211–230
Literacy
Jenny Cook-Gumperz
231–247
Mass media
Andreas H. Jucker
248–263
Rhetoric
Manfred Kienpointner
264–277
Signed language pragmatics
Terry Janzen, Barbara Shaffer and Sherman Wilcox
278–294
Stylistics
Elena Semino and Jonathan Culpeper
295–305
Translation studies
Christina Schäffner
306–322
Index
323–326
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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