By Keith Brown, Jacob L. Mey

Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics (COPE) 2e is an authoritative single-volume reference source comprehensively describing the self-discipline of pragmatics, an enormous department of traditional language research facing the research of language in it's complete user-related theoretical and useful complexity.

As a by-product quantity from Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2e, it includes contributions from the main students of semantics of their a number of specializations and attracts on 20+ years of improvement within the dad or mum paintings in a compact and reasonable layout. mostly meant for tertiary point inquiry and study, this can be worthwhile as a reference paintings for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars in addition to lecturers inquiring into the examine of which means and that means kinfolk inside languages. As pragmatics is a centrally vital and inherently cross-cutting quarter inside of linguistics, it's going to accordingly be proper not only for which means experts, yet for many linguistic audiences.

* Edited by way of Jacob Mey, a number one pragmatics professional, and authored via experts
* the newest developments within the box authoritatively reviewed and interpreted in context of similar disciplines
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Clark A (1997). Being there. Cambridge, MA: Bradford Books. Gibson J J (1977). ). Perceiving, acting, and knowing. Towards an ecological psychology. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Gibson J J (1979). The ecology of visual perception. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Gorayska B & Mey J L (1996). ). 1–24. ) (1996). Cognitive technology: in search of a humane interface (Advances in Psychology, vol. 113). Amsterdam & New York: North HollandElsevier. Gorayska B, Marsh J P & Mey J L (1999). ). 105–111. Kaptelinin V & Kuutti K (1999).

Similarly, in sociology, the phenomenological movement developed in the wake of the German sociologist Alfred Schutz’s (1899–1959) works represented a long-awaited renaissance in ethnomethodology, originally advanced by Harold Garfinkel (b. 1917), who tried to base the entirety of sociology on the microsocial phenomena of lived worlds, especially their everyday interpretations and dynamic contextualization. Yet, the positivist standard of formal rigor and the phobia of interpretive ambiguity in sociology were such that ethnomethodology quickly lost its contextual flexibility, critical reflexivity, and comprehensive scope, and underwent formalization and miniaturization, thus turning into an independent sociological practice, namely, conversation analysis.

This analytic ‘linguistic turn’ (Rorty, 1967) was also taken by the linguists of that period, especially the formalists of the neo-Bloomfieldian and Copenhagen Schools. Like the logicians, they saw the essence of language, as well as the essence of the science of language, in formal regularities (rules) and clear and distinct analysis, in a decontextualized environment. Eventually, the trends in logic and linguistics converged and gave rise to generative linguistics, led by Noam Chomsky (b. 1928), who learned neo-Bloomfieldian formalism from Zellig Harris (1909–1992) and logico-linguistic derivation from Carnap.

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