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The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics)

The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics)

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Keith Allan
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 1/12/2012
EAN 9780521192071, ISBN10: 0521192072

Hardcover, 788 pages, 25.4 x 18 x 3.9 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

Pragmatics is the study of human communication: the choices speakers make to express their intended meaning and the kinds of inferences that hearers draw from an utterance in the context of its use. This Handbook surveys pragmatics from different perspectives, presenting the main theories in pragmatic research, incorporating seminal research as well as cutting-edge solutions. It addresses questions of rational and empirical research methods, what counts as an adequate and successful pragmatic theory, and how to go about answering problems raised in pragmatic theory. In the fast-developing field of pragmatics, this Handbook fills the gap in the market for a one-stop resource to the wide scope of today's research and the intricacy of the many theoretical debates. It is an authoritative guide for graduate students and researchers with its focus on the areas and theories that will mark progress in pragmatic research in the future.

1. Introduction
pragmatic objects and pragmatic methods Kasia M. Jaszczolt and Keith Allan
Part I. Problems and Theories
2. Research paradigms in pragmatics Mira Ariel
3. Saying, meaning, and implicating Kent Bach
4. Implying and inferring Laurence R. Horn
5. Speaker intentions and intentionality Michael Haugh and Kasia M. Jaszczolt
6. Context and content
pragmatics in two-dimensional semantics Berit Brogaard
7. Contextualism
some varieties François Recanati
8. The psychology of utterance processing
context vs salience Rachel Giora
9. Sentences, utterances, and speech acts Mikhail Kissine
10. Pragmatics in update semantics Henk Zeevat
11. The normative dimension of discourse Jaroslav Peregrin
12. Pragmatics in the (English) lexicon Keith Allan
13. Conversational interaction Michael Haugh
14. Empirical investigations and pragmatic theorising Napoleon Katsos
Part II. Phenomena and Applications
15. Referring in discourse Arthur Sullivan
16. Propositional attitude reports
pragmatic aspects Kasia M. Jaszczolt
17. Presupposition and accommodation in discourse Rob van der Sandt
18. Negation Jay David Atlas
19. Connectives Caterina Mauri and Johan van der Auwera
20. Spatial reference in discourse Luna Filipović
21. Temporal reference in discourse Louis de Saussure
22. Textual coherence as a pragmatic phenomenon Anita Fetzer
23. Metaphor and the literal/nonliteral distinction Robyn Carston
Part III. Interfaces and the Delimitation of Pragmatics
24. Pragmatics in the history of linguistic thought Andreas H. Jucker
25. Semantics without pragmatics? Emma Borg
26. The syntax/pragmatics interface Ruth Kempson
27. Pragmatics and language change Elizabeth Closs Traugott
28. Pragmatics and prosody Tim Wharton
29. Pragmatics and information structure Jeanette K. Gundel
30. Sociopragmatics and cross-cultural and intercultural studies Istvan Kecskes
31. Politeness and pragmatics Marina Terkourafi.

'Comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative … The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics brings together the best scholars in the field to paint a state-of-the-art picture of the field of pragmatics.' Dingfang Shu, Shanghai International Studies University

'Excellent and thoughtfully edited.' Robert M. Harnish, University of Arizona

'… bold, innovative, up to date and comprehensive … a must-have for the professional, the librarian and the interested bystander alike!' Jacob L. Mey, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense