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A new study of the current state of linguistic pragmatics This textbook provides the first truly multidisciplinary analysis of the current state of linguistic pragmatics, responding to the needs of an academic environment which places increasing value on multidisciplinary studies. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the pragmatic and other theoretical concepts covered, followed by a discussion of the significance of the chapter topic to the book's multidisciplinary theme. Louise Cummings argues that no study of pragmatics is complete without examination of the historical and contemporary influence of neighbouring fields of enquiry, such as philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence and language pathology. Examination of pragmatics can likewise help these fields to tackle their own specific questions more productively. The book's wide range of topics and the depth of analysis will be of particular interest to students and specialised readers in linguistics, communication studies, speech and language therapy and cognitive science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748616817
ISBN-10: 0748616810
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Louise Cummings

Louise Cummings is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Nottingham Trent University.

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