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Thu Nov 29 2012

Books: The Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics: Huang

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Date: 29-Nov-2012
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Subject: The Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics: Huang
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Title: The Oxford Dictionary of PragmaticsPublication Year: 2012Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author: Yan Huang

Hardback: ISBN: 9780199539802 Pages: 352 Price: U.S. $ 55.95


This dictionary provides a full and authoritative guide to the meanings of theterms, concepts, and theories employed in pragmatics, the study of language inuse.

Pragmatics is a central subject in linguistics and philosophy and anincreasingly important topic in fields such as cognitive science, informatics,artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and pathology. Its rapid developmenthas produced new theories, methods, approaches, and schools of thought. Thesein turn have resulted in a vast vocabulary of new terms and in modifiedmeanings for existing terms. Such terms help advance research and facilitatediscussion, but they can also cause confusion and act as barriers tounderstanding and communication. Yan Huang defines and explains them all, fromthe most traditional to the most recent. Covering every branch of research andall theoretical approaches and with the needs of students and researchersfirmly in mind he writes each entry in the simplest possible terms for thesubject in question, gives references to relevant seminal and recent work,provides numerous cross-references to related entries, and shows how each termand concept is applied and used in different contexts.

Written by one of the leading experts in the field, Professor Huang'sdictionary, the first of its kind ever published, will be a much valuedresource for students and researchers in every aspect of the field.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------


Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge University Press

Cascadilla Press

Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association - ELRA

Georgetown University Press

Hodder Education

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Peter Lang AG


Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT

SIL International

University of Nebraska Press

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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