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  • Quantity Implicaturesby Bart Geurts

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    Presents a theory of quantity implicatures, a type of pragmatic inference which is widely debated in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. more...

  • Explicit Communicationby Dr Belén Soria; Dr Esther Romero

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 115.00

    This collection brings about a current interdisciplinary debate on explicit communication. With Robyn Carston's pragmatics at the core of the discussion, special attention is drawn to linguistic under-determinacy, the explicit/implicit divide and also to the construction or recruitment of concepts in on-line utterance comprehension. more...

  • Swearing: A Cross-Cultural Linguistic Studyby Professor Magnus Ljung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This study provides a definition and a typology of swearing and compares its manifestations in English and 24 other languages. In addition the study traces the history of swearing from its first known appearance in Ancient Egypt to the present day. more...

  • Quantificationby Anna Szabolcsi

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    The most useful and rigorous overview of quantification to date. more...

  • Language, Thought and Referenceby Dr George Powell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    How should we analyse the meaning of proper names, indexicals, demonstratives and definite descriptions? What relation do such expressions stand to the objects they designate or to mental representations of those objects? George Powell casts new light on these and other questions by approaching them from within a cognitive framework. more...

  • Argumentation in Dispute Mediationby Sara Greco Morasso

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The context of mediation immediately highlights the importance of argumentation as a means to reasonably handle conflict. Argumentation in dispute mediation tackles this topic providing both theoretical insights and detailed empirical argumentative analysis. Its goal is twofold: to explore mediation as a real-life context of argumentation and to... more...

  • The Japanese Sentence-Final Particles in Talk-in-Interactionby Hideki Saigo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The Japanese sentence-final particles, ne , yo and yone have proved notoriously difficult to explain and are especially challenging for second language users. This book investigates the role of the particles in talk-in-interaction with the aim of providing a comprehensive understanding that accounts for their pragmatic properties and sequential... more...

  • Represented Discourse, Resonance and Stance in Joking Interaction in Mexican Spanishby Minerva Oropeza-Escobar

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The book provides a new angle for the study of otherwise amply discussed discourse and interactional phenomena. The new perspective consists in addressing the interconnections between resonance, stance, represented discourse and joking in Mexican conversational discourse. In so doing, it contributes to a better understanding of the interplay between... more...

  • Introducing Pragmatics in Useby Anne O'Keeffe; Brian Clancy; Svenja Adolphs

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95

    Introducing Pragmatics in Use is a lively and accessible introduction to pragmatics, which both covers theory and applies it to real spoken and written data. Pragmatics is the study of language in context, yet most textbooks rely on invented language examples. This innovative textbook systematically draws on language corpora to illustrate features... more...

  • Colouring Meaningby Gill Philip

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The kinds of variations that have been examined in the previous chapters have demonstrated that creativity, in order to be communicative, must be solidly grounded in knowledge that is shared between the creator of the variation and his or her intended audience. Yet no single facet of knowledge is sufficient in itself. The phraseological combinations... more...