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The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics


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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: Cesar Felix-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 References Index

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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