Historical Pragmatics

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110214277
  • Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter
  • Publication date: 9/16/2010
  • Series: Handbooks of Pragmatics [HOPS] Series, #8
  • Pages: 743
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Andreas H. Jucker, University of Zurich, Switzerland;Irma Taavitsainen, University of Helsinki, Finland.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the handbook series v

Preface ix

I Introduction

1 Trends and developments in historical pragmatics Irma Taavitsainen Andreas H. Jucker 3

II Data and methodology

2 Data in historical pragmatics Merja Kytö 33

3 Historical sociopragmatics Jonathan Culpeper 69

III Diachrony

4 Grammaticalization Elizabeth C. Traugott 97

5 Subjectification and intersubjectification María José López-Couso 127

6 Pragmaticalisation and Discursisation Claudia Claridge Leslie Arnovick 165

7 Metaphor and Metonymy Brigitte Nerlich 193

IV Pragmaphilology

8 Chaucer Mari Pakkala-Weckström 219

9 Shakespeare Ulrich Busse Beatrix Busse 247

V Micropragmatics

10 Discourse markers Laurel Brinton 285

11 Interjections and expletives Elke Gehweiler 315

12 Address terms Gabriella Mazzon 351

VI Interactional pragmatics

13 Speech acts Dawn Archer 379

14 Politeness Minna Nevala 419

15 Controversies Gerd Fritz 451

16 Rituals Marcel Box 483

VII Discourse domains

17 Religious discourse Thomas Kohnen 523

18 Scientific discourse Päivi Pahta Irma Taavitsainen 549

19 News discourse Claudia Claridge 587

20 Courtroom discourse Kathleen Doty 621

21 Correspondence Minna Palander-Collin 651

22 Literary discourse Susan Fitzmaurice 679

About the authors 705

Index of subjects 713

Index of names 727

Index of languages 742

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