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Authors/Editors: Östman, Jan-Ola , Jef Verschueren , Jan Blommaert & Chris Bulcaen (eds).
Title: Handbook of Pragmatics. 2001 Installment.
Year: 2003
Publisher: Amsterdam: John Benjamins
Pages: vi, 299 pp
Publication type: Book — edited volume
DOI: 10.1075/hop.7
Language: English
Keyword(s): communication ; language and culture ; language use ; pragmatics
Annotation: 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”.


Cerebral representation of language.
      Michel Paradis
Clinical pragmatics.
      Mick Perkins
Computer-mediated communication.
      Alexandra Georgakopoulou
      Peter Wilson
Emergent grammar.
      Marja-Liisa Helasvuo
      Elzbieta Tabakowska
Language change.
      Raymond Hickey
Language contact.
      Yaron Matras
Language dominance and minorization.
      Donna R. Patrick
Language ideologies.
      Paul Kroskrity
Perception and language.
      Roger Lindsay
Predicates and predication.
      J. Lachlan Mackenzie
Primate communication.
      Michael Tomasello