Historical Pragmatics

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Andreas H. Jucker, Irma Taavitsainen
Walter de Gruyter, Sep 22, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 756 pages
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The Handbook of Historical Pragmatics provides an authoritative and accessible overview of this versatile new field in pragmatics devoted to a diachronic study of language use and human interaction in context. It covers all areas of historical pragmatics from grammaticalization theory to pragmatic entities, such as discourse markers, speech acts and politeness to individual discourse domains from scientific writing to literary discourse. Each contribution, written by a leading specialist, gives a succinct, representative and up-to-date overview of research questions, theories, methods and recent developments in the field.

 

 

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Contents

1 Trends and developments in historical pragmatics
3
2 Data in historical pragmatics
33
3 Historical sociopragmatics
69
4 Grammaticalization
97
5 Subjectification and intersubjectification
127
6 Pragmaticalisation and Discursisation
165
7 Metaphor and metonymy
193
8 Chaucer
219
14 Politeness
419
15 Controversies
451
16 Rituals
483
17 Religious discourse
523
18 Scientific discourse
549
19 News discourse
587
20 Courtroom discourse
621
21 Correspondence
651

9 Shakespeare
247
10 Discourse Markers
285
11 Interjections and expletives
315
12 Terms of address
351
13 Speech Acts
379
22 Literary discourse
679
About the authors
705
Backmatter
713
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Andreas H. Jucker, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Irma Taavitsainen, University of Helsinki, Finland.

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