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  • Early Modern English News Discourseby Andreas H. Jucker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    In Early Modern Britain, new publication channels were developed and new textual genres established themselves. News discourse became increasingly more important and reached wider audiences, with pamphlets as the first real mass media. Newspapers appeared, first on a weekly and then on a daily basis. And scientific news discourse in the form of letters... more...

  • Historical Pragmaticsby Andreas H. Jucker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 195.00

    Until very recently, pragmatics has been restricted to the analysis of contemporary spoken language while historical linguistics has studied historical texts and language change in a decontextualized way. This has now radically changed and scholars from around the world are trying to build a new theoretical framework that integrates recent advances... more...

  • News Interviewsby Andreas H. Jucker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 113.00

    Jucker endeavors to test pragmatic concepts (such as Grice?s principles of conversational inference) by applying them to concrete data. This application leads to suggestions for various modifications in the available pragmatic methodology. While pursuing this theoretical goal, he makes a significant contribution to descriptive pragmatics by offering... more...

  • Social Stylisticsby Andreas H. Jucker

    De Gruyter 1992; US$ 182.00

    Social Stylistics : Syntactic Variation in British Newspapers more...

  • Historical Pragmaticsby Andreas H. Jucker; Irma Taavitsainen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 349.00

    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... more...

  • Diachronic Perspectives on Address Term Systemsby Irma Taavitsainen; Andreas H. Jucker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 195.00

    Address term systems and their diachronic developments are discussed in a wide range of European languages in this volume. Most chapters focus on pronominal systems, and in particular on the criteria that govern the choices between a more intimate and a more distant or polite pronoun, as for instance thou and you in Early Modern English, vos ... more...

  • Speech Acts in the History of Englishby Andreas H. Jucker; Irma Taavitsainen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    Did earlier speakers of English use the same speech acts that we use today? Did they use them in the same way? How did they signal speech act values and how did they negotiate them in case of uncertainty? These are some of the questions that are addressed in this volume in innovative case studies that cover a wide range of speech acts from Old English... more...

  • Discourse Markersby Andreas H. Jucker; Yael Ziv

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 180.00

    Studies of Discourse Markers so far have concentrated on either the descriptive or the theoretical parameter. This book brings together thirteen papers concerning aspects of lexical instantiations of Discourse Marking devices, ranging from functional descriptions along cognitive, attitudinal, interactive and structure signalling lines to theoretical... more...

  • Current Issues in Relevance Theoryby Villy Rouchota; Andreas H. Jucker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 180.00

    The eleven original papers collected in this volume address themselves to some of the central issues in the relevance theoretic research programme since the 1995 publication of the second edition of Sperber and Wilson’s Relevance. Communication and Cognition . Several papers investigate the distinction between conceptual and procedural meaning... more...

  • Kommunikationsformen im Wandel der Zeitby Gerd Fritz; Andreas H. Jucker

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 196.00

    The history of forms of communication is a new branch of Historical Pragmatics. The contributions to this volume study continuity and innovation in forms of communication in the Middle Ages, the 17th and 20th century, extending from narrative forms to information and infotainment, advertising, and language teaching. There is a focus on... more...