Pragmatics is the study of human communication: the choices speakers
make to express their intended meaning and the kinds of inferences that
hearers draw from an utterance in the context of its use. This Handbook
surveys pragmatics from different perspectives, presenting the main theories
in pragmatic research, incorporating seminal research as well as cutting-edge
solutions. It addresses questions of rational and empirical research methods,
what counts as an adequate and successful pragmatic theory, and how to go
about answering problems raised in pragmatic theory. In the fast-developing
field of pragmatics, this Handbook fills the gap in the market for a one-stop
resource to the wide scope of today's research and the intricacy of the many
theoretical debates. It is an authoritative guide for graduate students and
researchers with its focus on the areas and theories that will mark progress in
pragmatic research in the future.
1. Introduction: pragmatic objects and pragmatic methods Kasia M. Jaszczolt
and Keith Allan; Part I. Problems and Theories: 2. Research paradigms in
pragmatics Mira Ariel; 3. Saying, meaning, and implicating Kent Bach; 4.
Implying and inferring Laurence R. Horn; 5. Speaker intentions and
intentionality Michael Haugh and Kasia M. Jaszczolt; 6. Context and content:
pragmatics in two-dimensional semantics Berit Brogaard; 7. Contextualism:
some varieties François Recanati; 8. The psychology of utterance
processing: context vs. salience Rachel Giora; 9. Sentences, utterances, and
speech acts Mikhail Kissine; 10. Pragmatics in update semantics Henk
Zeevat; 11. The normative dimension of discourse Jaroslav Peregrin; 12.
Pragmatics in the (English) lexicon Keith Allan; 13. Conversational interaction
Michael Haugh; 14. Empirical investigations and pragmatic theorising
Napoleon Katsos; Part II. Phenomena and Applications: 15. Referring in
discourse Arthur Sullivan; 16. Propositional attitude reports: pragmatic
aspects Kasia M. Jaszczolt; 17. Presupposition and accommodation in
discourse Rob van der Sandt; 18. Negation Jay David Atlas; 19. Connectives
Caterina Mauri and Johan van der Auwera; 20. Spatial reference in discourse
Luna Filipović; 21. Temporal reference in discourse Louis de Saussure; 22.
Textual coherence as a pragmatic phenomenon Anita Fetzer; 23. Metaphor
and the literal/nonliteral distinction Robyn Carston; Part III. Interfaces and the
Delimitation of Pragmatics: 24. Pragmatics in the history of linguistic thought
Andreas H. Jucker; 25. Semantics without pragmatics? Emma Borg; 26. The
syntax/pragmatics interface Ruth Kempson; 27. Pragmatics and language
change Elizabeth Closs Traugott; 28. Pragmatics and prosody Tim Wharton;
29. Pragmatics and information structure Jeanette K. Gundel; 30.
Sociopragmatics and cross-cultural and intercultural studies Istvan Kecskes;
31. Politeness and pragmatics Marina Terkourafi.
Kasia M. Jaszczolt, Keith Allan, Mira Ariel, Kent Bach, Laurence R. Horn,
Michael Haugh, Berit Brogaard, François Recanati, Rachel Giora, Mikhail
Kissine, Henk Zeevat, Jaroslav Peregrin, Napoleon Katsos, Arthur Sullivan,
Rob van der Sandt, Jay David Atlas, Caterina Mauri, Johan van der Auwera,
Luna Filipović, Louis de Saussure, Anita Fetzer, Robyn Carston, Andreas H.
Jucker, Emma Borg, Ruth Kempson, Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Tim Wharton,
Jeanette K. Gundel, Istvan Kecskes, Marina Terkourafi