Palgrave's Advances series focuses on developments in linguistics. Pragmatics, the study of how people communicate (particularly in conversation where social status or cultural conventions are a factor) emerged early in the 20th century but was developed especially by the English philosopher Paul Grice in the 1960s and 1970s.
This title addresses issues that have emerged since, presenting theoretical positions and approaches, and covering such topics as lexical semantics and pragmatics.
Who is it for? Postgraduate students, researchers and academics studying pragmatics, language and cognition.
Presentation: The book is well presented, and has extensive notes and references at the end of each chapter.
Would you recommend it? It would be useful for postgraduate students, researchers, academics studying pragmatics, language and cognition, and people who want to familiarise themselves with ongoing developments in this field.
Tim Connell is director of language studies at City University London.
Pragmatics. First Edition
Editor - Noel Burton-Roberts
Publisher - Palgrave
Pages - 288pp and 267pp
Price - £60.00 and £19.99
ISBN - 9781403986986 and 6993