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Pragmatics

Second Edition

Yan Huang

November 2014

ISBN: 9780199577767

492 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

Price: £24.99

Yan Huang's highly successful textbook on pragmatics has been fully revised and updated. It includes a brand new chapter on reference, a major topic in both linguistics and the philosophy of language, as well as new material covering subjects including conversational implicature, emotional deixis, and contextualism versus semantic minimalism.

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Yan Huang's highly successful textbook on pragmatics has been fully revised and updated. It includes a brand new chapter on reference, a major topic in both linguistics and the philosophy of language, as well as new material covering subjects including conversational implicature, emotional deixis, and contextualism versus semantic minimalism.

  • Clear and comprehensive
  • Includes exercises and solutions, a glossary, and guides to further reading
  • Provides examples from English and a wide range of other languages
  • Brings together work in linguistics and philosophy of language

New to this edition

  • Brand new chapter on reference
  • Additional examples and data from a wider range of languages
  • Fully updated with latest developments in the field

About the Author(s)

Yan Huang, Professor of Linguistics, University of Auckland

Yan Huang is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Auckland, and has previously taught at the universities of Reading, Cambridge, and Oxford. His published work includes The Syntax of Anaphora (CUP 1994), Anaphora: A Cross-Linguistic Study (OUP 2000), and The Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics (OUP 2012).

Table of Contents

    1: Introduction
    Central topics in pragmatics
    2: Implicature
    3: Presupposition
    4: Speech acts
    5: Deixis
    6: Reference
    Pragmatics and its interfaces
    7: Pragmatics and cognition: relevance theory
    8: Pragmatics and semantics
    9: Pragmatics and syntax
    Glossary
    References
    Suggested solutions to exercises

Reviews

Review from previous edition [A]n excellent textbook in pragmatics. ... Huang's achievement is impressive - Journal of Pragmatics

This new publication by Professor Huang ... gives a very thorough introduction to this subdiscipline in linguistics, which is becoming increasingly interwined with psychology and neurolinguistics. ... I would therefore recommend this introductory text to any postgraduates or researchers in psycholinguistics - The Psychologist

[T]he book is very thorough in its coverage of topics within the field. Mindful of its student audience, it also has extensive study questions, examples, and glossaries. My overall impression is that it is a valuable textbook to anyone in the field of pragmatics - The Linguist List