Methods in Pragmatics provides a systematic overview of the different types of data, the different methods of data collection and data analysis used in pragmatic research. It offers authoritative and comprehensive surveys of the entire breadth of methods and methodologies. Part 1 covers introspectional, philosophical and cognitive pragmatics. Part 2 is devoted to experimental pragmatics, including discourse completion and dialogue construction tasks, role-plays and other production and comprehension tasks. Part 3 reviews observational pragmatics including ethnographic and discourse analytic methods, and part 4, finally, is devoted to corpus pragmatics including accounts of corpus compilation, annotation and data retrieval specific to pragmatic research. Each contribution provides a state-of-the-art account of the precise workings of one particular method, its applications in the relevant research literature as well as a critical assessment of its strengths and weaknesses and the type of pragmatic research questions for which it is most suitable.
Authoritative overviews of methods and methodologies in pragmatic research introspectional and empirical methods of data collection and analysis detailed accounts of corpus compilation, annotation and data retrieval in corpus pragmatic research
Wolfram Bublitz, Augsburg, Germany; Andreas H. Jucker, Zurich, Switzerland; Klaus P. Schneider, Bonn, Germany.
"In sum, the book is inspiring in more than one respect: besides getting an insight into the richness and workability of methods in pragmatics, the reader may also learn how to conduct pragmatic inquiry in a sophisticated, undogmatic and flexible, yet fruitful and constructive way. The handbook is undoubtedly one of the highlights among the recent achievements in pragmatics. Working linguists as well as students of linguistics should not hesitate to consult this seminal work and to use it during their studies and research."András Kertész in: Sprachtheorie und germanistische Linguistik 28/2 (2018), 277-283