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Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology

Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society

Editors: Capone, Alessandro, Mey, Jacob L. (Eds.)

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  • Presents a collection of papers at the intersection of pragmatics, philosophy and social theory
  • Contains works contributed by some of the most prominent authors in the field
  • Offers a more complete and unique overview of the area than comparable works, which often take the perspective of politeness and linguistic variation​
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About this book

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.

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“It successfully showcases interdisciplinary or even transdisciplinary explorations of how pragmatics can provide new and renewed insights on linguistics knowledge, interpersonal interaction, cultural understanding and interpretation, and social progress. … The editors must be credited for putting together such high-quality volume on pragmatics, characterized by thought-provoking theoretical underpinnings and sound empirical evidence. This book would be of great value for academics and graduate students looking for new trends and advances in pragmatic research.” (Chaoqun Xie, Pragmatics and Society, Vol. 8 (4), 2017)

“Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society is a precious resource for anybody who studies language and society. As the authors note at the beginning of the book, societal pragmatics is only a drop in the ocean of language related studies. … book shows that there are many aspects of pragmatic studies that are societally relevant. The volume makes a successful attempt in persuading the reader that societal pragmatics deserves to be admitted as a member of the linguistic club.” (Valentina Cardella, Intercultural Pragmatics, Vol. 13 (4), November, 2016)


Table of contents (37 chapters)

Table of contents (37 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society
Editors
  • Alessandro Capone
  • Jacob L. Mey
Series Title
Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12616-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12616-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12615-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37183-2
Series ISSN
2214-3807
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 990
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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