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Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society

Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society by Alessandro Capone
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This volume is part of the series ‘Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology’, edited for Springer by Alessandro Capone. It is intended for an audience of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postgraduate and advanced researchers. This volume focuses on societal pragmatics.

One of the main concerns of societal pragmatics is the world of language users. We are interested in the investigation of  linguistic practices in the context of societal practices (‘praxis’, to use a term used in the Wittgensteinian and other traditions).

It is clear that the world of users, including their practices, their culture, and their social aims has to be taken into account and seriously investigated when we deal with the pragmatics of language. It is not enough to discuss principles of language use solely in the guise of abstract theoretical tools. Consequently, the present volume focuses explicitly on the interplay of abstract, theoretical principles and the necessities imposed by societal contexts often requiring a more flexible use of such theoretical tools.

The volume includes articles on pragmemes, politeness and anti-politeness,  dialogue, joint utterances, discourse markers, pragmatics and the law, institutional discourse, critical discourse analysis, pragmatics and culture, cultural scripts, argumentation theory, connectives  and argumentation, language games and psychotherapy, slurs,  the analysis of funerary rites, as well as an authoritative chapter by Jacob L. Mey on societal pragmatics.

Springer International Publishing; July 2015
980 pages; ISBN 9783319126166
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Title: Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society
Author: Alessandro Capone; Jacob L. Mey
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