Synopses & Reviews
The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics provides a state of the art overview of the wide breadth of research in pragmatics. An introductory section outlines a brief history, the main issues and key approaches and perspectives in the field, followed by a thought-provoking introductory paper on interdisciplinarity by Jacob L. Mey. A further thirty-eight chapters cover both traditional and newer areas of pragmatic research, divided into four sections:
- methods and modalities
- established fields
- pragmatics across disciplines
- applications of pragmatic research in today s world.
With accessible, refreshing descriptions and discussions and with a look towards future directions, this Handbook is an essential resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in pragmatics within English language and linguistics and communication studies."