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The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics


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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Symbols and Abbreviations
The Contributors
1: Yan Huang: Introduction: What is Pragmatics?
I: Schools of Thought, Foundations, and Theories
2: Ann Bezuidenhout: Contextualism and Semantic Minimalism
3: Yan Huang: Neo-Gricean Pragmatics
4: Deirdre Wilson: Relevance Theory
5: Reinhard Blutner: Formal Pragmatics
6: Jef Verschueren: Continental European Perspective View
7: Jacob L. Mey: The Sociological Foundations of Pragmatics
Part II: Central Topics
8: Yan Huang: Implicature
9: Bart Geurts: Presupposition and Givenness
10: Stephen C. Levinson: Speech Acts
11: Jack Sidnell and N. J. Enfield: Deixis and the Interactional Foundations of Reference
12: Barbara Abbott: Reference
13: Anita Fetzer: Context
Part III: Macro-Pragmatics and Cognition
14: Bruno G. Bara: Cognitive Pragmatics
15: Pamela R. Rollins: Developmental Pragmatics
16: Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr: Experimental Pragmatics
17: Harry Bunt: Computational Pragmatics
18: Louise Cummings: Clinical Pragmatics
19: Brigitte Stemmer: Neuropragmatics
Part IV: Macro-Pragmatics and Society/Culture
20: Penelope Brown: Politeness and Impoliteness
21: Istvan Kecskes: Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Pragmatics
22: César Félix-Brasdefer: Interlanguage Pragmatics
23: Emanuel A. Schegloff: Conversation Analysis
Part V: Interfaces
24: Robyn Carston: Pragmatics and Semantics
25: Mira Ariel: Pragmatics and Grammar: More Pragmatics or More Grammar
26: Wolfgang U. Dressler and Lavinia Merlini-Barbaresi: Pragmatics and Morphology: Morphopragmatics
27: Laurence R. Horn: Pragmatics and the Lexicon
28: Julia Hirschberg: Pragmatics and Prosody
29: Andreas H. Jucker: Pragmatics and Language Change: Historical Pragmatics
30: Gregory Ward, Betty J. Birner, and Elsi Kaiser: Pragmatics and Information Structure

About the Author

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, where he was Professor of Theoretical Linguistics. 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.


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