The Pragmatics Reader is the indispensable set of readings for all students studying Pragmatics at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Combining key classic texts with newer extracts covering current developments in contemporary Pragmatics, each reading has been carefully selected to both showcase the best thinking and latest research and also to reflect the international nature of the field.
The 30 varied readings, including four specially commissioned papers, have been organised into eight themed sections: Linguistic Pragmatics; Post-Gricean Pragmatics; Indexicality; Historical Pragmatics; Politeness, Face and Impoliteness; Cross-cultural and intercultural pragmatics; Pragmatics and Conversation - Development and Impairment; and Pragmaticians on Pragmatics. Each of these sections is supported and enhanced by substantial editorial commentaries, pre-reading, in-reading and post-reading activities and suggestions for further reading, both in print and online. The book also features a general introduction, a glossary of key terms, and a conclusion that explores the relationship between pragmatic theory and practice before anticipating the future directions of the subject.
Readings: Dawn Archer and Peter Grundy - J. L. Austin - John R. Searle - H. P. Grice - Pieter A. M. Seuren - Robert C. Stalnaker - Stephen C. Levinson - Reinhard Blutner - Diane Blakemore - Billy Clark - Robyn Carston - Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson - Stephen C. Levinson - Jo Rubba - Jef Verschueren - Elizabeth Close Traugott - Laurel J. Brinton - Andreas H. Jucker and Irma Taavitsainen - Erving Goffman - Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson - Miriam A. Locher and Richard J. Watts - Jonathan Culpeper - Shoshana Blum-Kulka, Julianne House and Gabriele Kasper - Haruko Minegishi Cook - Istvan Kecskes - Anat Ninio and Catherine E. Snow - Emanuel A. Schegloff - Heidi Ehrenberger Hamilton - Roman Kopytko - Jon F. Pressman - Charles L. Briggs
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements 1. Introduction - Dawn Archer and Peter Grundy 2. Linguistic Pragmatics. Editors' introduction to Section 2. 2.1. How To Do Things With Words - J. L. Austin 2.2. Indirect Speech Acts - John R. Searle 2.3. Logic and Conversation - H. P. Grice 2.4. Western Linguistics: An Historical Introduction - Pieter A. M. Seuren 2.5. Pragmatic Presuppositions - Robert C. Stalnaker 3. Post-Gricean Pragmatics. Editors' introduction to Section 3. 3.1. Neo-Gricean Pragmatics 3.1.1. Presumptive Meanings - Stephen C. Levinson 3.1.2. Some Perspectives On Lexical Pragmatics - Reinhard Blutner 3.2. Relevance Theory 3.2.1. Relevance Theory - Diane Blakemore 3.2.2. Recent Developments In Relevance Theory - Billy Clark 3.2.3. Thoughts and Utterances - Robyn Carston 3.2.4 The Mapping Between the Mental and the Public Lexicon - Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson 4. Indexicality. Editors' introduction to Section 4. 4.1. DEIXIS - Stephen C. Levinson 4.2. Alternate Grounds in the Interpretation of Deictic Expressions - Jo Rubba 4.3. Notes on the Role of Metapragmatic Awareness - Jef Verschueren 5. Historical Pragmatics. Editors' introduction to Section 5. 5.1. The Role Of Pragmatics In Semantic Change - Elizabeth Close Traugott 5.2. Pragmatic Markers In English: Grammaticalization And Discourse Functions - Laurel J. Brinton 5.3. Diachronic Speech Act Analysis: Insults From Flyting To Flaming - Andreas H. Jucker and Irma Taavitsainen 6. Politeness, Face and Impoliteness. Editors' introduction to Section 6. 6.1. On Face-Work: An Analysis Of Ritual Elements In Social Interaction - Erving Goffman 6.2. Politeness: Some Universals in Language Usage - Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson 6.3. Relational Work And Impoliteness: Negotiating Norms Of Linguistic Behaviour - Miriam A. Locher and Richard J. Watts 6.4. Impoliteness And Entertainment In The Television Quiz Show: The Weakest Link - Jonathan Culpeper 7. Cross-cultural and intercultural pragmatics. Editors' introduction to Section 7. 7.1. Cross-Cultural Pragmatics: Requests and Apologies - Shoshana Blum-Kulka, Julianne House and Gabriele Kasper 7.2. Why Can't Learners Of JFL Distinguish Polite From Impolite Speech Styles? - Haruko Minegishi Cook 7.3. Intercultural Pragmatics - Istvan Kecskes 8. Pragmatics and Conversation - Development and Impairment. Editors' introduction to Section 8. 8.1. Pragmatic Development - Anat Ninio and Catherine E. Snow 8.2. Discourse, Pragmatics, Conversation, Analysis - Emanuel A. Schegloff 8.3. Conversations With An Alzheimer's Patient - Heidi Ehrenberger Hamilton 9. Pragmaticians on Pragmatics. Editors' introduction to Section 9. 9.1. Against Rationalistic Pragmatics - Roman Kopytko 9.2. Pragmatics In The Late Twentieth Century: Countering Recent Historiographic Neglect - Jon F. Pressman 9.3. From the Ideal, the Ordinary, and the Orderly to Conflict and Violence in Pragmatic Research - Charles L. Briggs 10. Theory and Practice in Pragmatics - Dawn Archer
Dawn Archer is a Reader in Corpus Linguistics and Research Lead for Linguistics at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. She is the author of Historical sociopragmatics: questions and answers in the English courtroom (1640-1760) and editor of What’s in a word-list? Investigating word frequency and keyword extraction.
Peter Grundy is an Honorary Fellow in the English Language Centre at Durham University, having been a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Deputy Dean of Arts prior to his retirement. He is author of Doing Pragmatics, now in its third edition, and is on the editorial boards of Intercultural Pragmatics and ELTJournal, and is a past President of IATEFL.
"The Pragmatics Reader is an excellent compendium that... representatively defines the field of pragmatics in theory and practice." - Discourse Studies