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Oxford University Press
01 December 2016
This volume brings together distinguished scholars from all over the world to present an authoritative, thorough, and yet accessible state-of-the-art survey of current issues in pragmatics. Following an introduction by the editor, the volume is divided into five thematic parts. Chapters in Part I are concerned with schools of thought, foundations, and theories, while Part II deals with central topics in pragmatics, including implicature, presupposition, speech acts, deixis, reference, and context. In Part III, the focus is on cognitively-oriented pragmatics, covering topics such as computational, experimental, and neuropragmatics. Part IV takes a look at socially and culturally-oriented pragmatics such as politeness/impoliteness studies, cross- and intercultural, and interlanguage pragmatics. Finally, the chapters in Part V explore the interfaces of pragmatics with semantics, grammar, morphology, the lexicon, prosody, language change, and information structure.
Edited by:   Yan Huang (Professor of Linguistics Professor of Linguistics University of Auckland)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 171mm,  Spine: 45mm
Weight:   1.365kg
ISBN:   9780199697960
ISBN 10:   0199697965
Series:   Oxford Handbooks
Pages:   742
Publication Date:   01 December 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Yan Huang is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Auckland, and Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He has previously held positions at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Reading. He is the author of Anaphora: A Cross-Linguistic Study (2000), Pragmatics (2007; 2nd edition 2014) and The Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics (2012; paperback 2014), all published by OUP, as well as of numerous articles and reviews in leading international journals.

Reviews for The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics

the handbook very successful in promoting recent novel ideas, particularly those that arise from an interdisciplinary approach to central issues in pragmatics. * Sherry Yong Chen, Linguist List *

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