Key Notions for Pragmatics

ORCID logoJef Verschueren | University of Antwerp
ORCID logoJan-Ola Östman | University of Helsinki
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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, interactional, or discursive angles, this first volume reviews basic notions that pervade the pragmatic literature, such as deixis, implicitness, speech acts, context, and the like. It situates the field of pragmatics, broadly defined as the cognitive, social, and cultural science of language use, in relation to a general concept of communication and the discipline of semiotics. It also touches upon the non-verbal aspects of language use and even ventures a comparison with non-human forms of communication. The introductory chapter, moreover, explains why a highly diversified field of scholarship such as pragmatics can be regarded as a potentially coherent enterprise.
[Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights, 1] 2009.  xiii, 253 pp.
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“This volume is better than a mere review of pragmatic studies in recent years. It fulfils the editors’ aim of ‘‘achieving cross-disciplinary intelligibility’’ (p. xi) built around a clear and concise presentation of the research operating from different perspectives. It is a good reference book for those who are interested in pragmatics. It offers its readers an opportunity to reexamine their understanding of common notions from an interdisciplinary perspective. At the same time, the volume suggests interesting research paths, allowing its readers to find their own points of departure for further studies.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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