Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080962979, 9780080962986

Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics

2nd Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780080962986
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080962979
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 7th August 2009
Page Count: 1180
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Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics, Second Edition (COPE) is an authoritative single-volume reference resource comprehensively describing the discipline of pragmatics, an important branch of natural language study dealing with the study of language in it's entire user-related theoretical and practical complexity.

As a derivative volume from Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition, it comprises contributions from the foremost scholars of semantics in their various specializations and draws on 20+ years of development in the parent work in a compact and affordable format. Principally intended for tertiary level inquiry and research, this will be invaluable as a reference work for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as academics inquiring into the study of meaning and meaning relations within languages. As pragmatics is a centrally important and inherently cross-cutting area within linguistics, it will therefore be relevant not just for meaning specialists, but for most linguistic audiences.

Key Features

  • Edited by Jacob Mey, a leading pragmatics specialist, and authored by experts
  • The latest trends in the field authoritatively reviewed and interpreted in context of related disciplines
  • Drawn from the richest, most authoritative, comprehensive and internationally acclaimed reference resource in the linguistics area
  • Compact and affordable single volume reference format


Relevant to any department, institute or individual interested in meaning and meaning relations within linguistics, of particular interest to those interested in pragmatics, semantics, morphology, typology, syntax, and computational linguistics.


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