Pragmatics and its Interfaces

| Strömstad Academy
| Saarland University
ISBN 9789027201164 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027263766 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the cross-disciplinary role and impact of Pragmatics in relation to several areas of study that it interfaces with. Pragmatics has contributed significant insights to a range of disciplines, just as these disciplines have contributed to it. Borrowing and cross-pollination between disciplines is natural, as well as necessary, but at times it seems important to take a pause and reflect on and problematize the role of pragmatics at these interfaces. In an age when disciplinary boundaries are being blurred, we need to investigate the relationship and interplay between pragmatics and related or complementary fields of enquiry with the goal of broadening and deepening our understanding of the contributions and boundaries of pragmatics as such. Here in twelve original contributions, internationally recognized authorities explore the current state and future trends in Pragmatics vis-à-vis adjacent disciplines.

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 294]  2018.  vi, 313 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Pragmatics and its interfaces
Neal R. Norrick and Cornelia Ilie
Sociolinguistics vs pragmatics: Where does the boundary lie?
Janet Holmes
Discourse pragmatics: Communicative action meets discourse analysis
Anita Fetzer
The interface between pragmatics and conversation analysis
Paul Drew
Pragmatics vs rhetoric: Political discourse at the pragmatics-rhetoric interface
Cornelia Ilie
Narrative studies versus pragmatics (of narrative)
Neal R. Norrick
Translation studies and pragmatics
Juliane House
The interface between pragmatics and gesture studies
Gerardine M. Pereira
Pragmatics and anthropology: The Trobriand Islanders’ ways of speaking
Gunter Senft
Integrative pragmatics and (im)politeness theory
Michael Haugh and Jonathan Culpeper
Corpus linguistics and pragmatics
Christoph Rühlemann and Brian Clancy
The interface between pragmatics and internet-mediated communication: Applications, extensions and adjustments
Francisco Yus
Pragmatics, humor studies, and the study of interaction
Nancy D. Bell
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“The work achieves its expressed target, to provide a ‘state of the art overview’ of the cross-disciplinary role and impact of pragmatics in relation to most of the areas of study that it interfaces with. It does this in a ‘bidirectional’ approach, from pragmatics to interface and from interface to pragmatics; in this way, the work manages to give every area its proper dues. Highly recommended for a fascinating overview of the current pragmatic spectrum.”
“This sparking collection of essays shows that pragmatics is in rude health, and making happy links with its scholarly neighbours (some of whom would once have been thought to be too distant for any useful contact). An invaluable map of where pragmatics is now, and where it might and should be going.”
“Ilie and Norrick have gifted the field of pragmatics with this volume, which provides an excellent overview of the various components of the field. For those who have grappled with how to define “pragmatics”, the answer lies in these very pages.”
“This is an immensely useful and timely book. As we move towards greater interdisciplinarity in our research and as boundaries become fuzzy, students and academics alike wonder about the distinctions and overlaps between neighbouring areas. To have a book that explores this in detail with respect to pragmatics is a hugely valuable resource that I shall personally refer to time and again and I’m sure others will too.”
Pragmatics and its interfaces effectively and vibrantly illustrates the relevance of pragmatics to a vast array of interrelated fields. Because of the wealth and range of data that it draws upon as well as its strong theoretical orientation, the book would serve well as a core reading in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course as the volume has the potential to inspire interdisciplinary studies that help to both ground and enrich the study of pragmatics and to connect pragmatics with a range of related fields”
“This volume provides a strong impetus for reassessing both the boundaries and synergies between pragmatics and other disciplines. In this way, it not only offers insights into the current state of the art, but also suggests promising directions for future cross-disciplinary linguistic research.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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