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Historical Pragmatics (Handbooks of Pragmatics)

Historical Pragmatics (Handbooks of Pragmatics)

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  • ISBN-13: 9783110214277
  • Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2010
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 743 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.72 x 9.45 x 6.69 inches

Overview

The Handbook of Historical Pragmatics provides an authoritative and accessible overview of this versatile new field in pragmatics devoted to a diachronic study of language use and human interaction in context. It covers all areas of historical pragmatics from grammaticalization theory to pragmatic entities, such as discourse markers, speech acts and politeness to individual discourse domains from scientific writing to literary discourse. Each contribution, written by a leading specialist, gives a succinct, representative and up-to-date overview of research questions, theories, methods and recent developments in the field.

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