1st Edition

The Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia

Edited By Louise Cummings Copyright 2010
    674 Pages
    by Routledge

    674 Pages
    by Routledge

    Pragmatics has grown considerably in its relatively short history, from its original disciplinary influences in philosophy and linguistics, into a multidisciplinary field that encompasses a range of theoretical and empirical concerns. The Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia captures the diversity of these intellectual interests in a comprehensive, single-volume edition. The Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia covers concepts and theories that have traditionally been associated with pragmatics, but also recent areas of development within the field, scholars who have had a significant influence on pragmatics, interdisciplinary exchanges between pragmatics and other areas of enquiry and all major research trends. Extensive cross-references between entries, along with suggestions for further reading at the end of entries, ensure that the interested reader can pursue additional study of chosen topics. With over 200 entries, written by leading academics from around the world, The Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia captures the rich complexity of pragmatics in an accessible manner. This reference will be relevant to students of pragmatics as well as to established scholars in the field.

    Board of consultants. List of contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. Entries A-Z. Bibliography. Index.


    Louise Cummings is a Professor of Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University, where she teaches advanced level modules in pragmatics and clinical linguistics.

    'This remarkable collective accomplishment, impressive in every particular, brilliantly written and edited to make a formidably difficult field of linguistics accessible to student, teacher and researcher alike, is likely to be the standard work of reference in its field for many years to come. Unstinted praise. Stock it!' - Reference Reviews

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