An introduction to contemporary pragmatics, focusing on Anglo- American and continental schools of thought. The former sees pragmatics as a core component of the theory of language; the latter views it more in the context of sociology, psychology and discourse analysis.
Who is it for? Second or third-year linguistics students, scholars and students of language in philosophy, psychology, anthropology and even computer science.
Presentation: The title lists key concepts, standard symbols and abbreviations and offers a glossary, a synopsis for each chapter, references and guides to further reading.
Would you recommend it? Yes.
Tim Connell is director of language studies at City University London.
Pragmatics. First Edition
Author - Yan Huang
Publisher - Oxford University Press
Pages - 366
Price - £60.00 and £18.99
ISBN - 9780199298372 and 243686