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Östman, Jan-Ola, Jef Verschueren, Jan Blommaert and Chris Bulcaen, eds. 2003. Handbook of Pragmatics. 2001 Installment. John Benjamins. vi, 299 pp.
Book – edited volume
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”.