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Interpersonal Pragmatics

Edited by: Miriam A. Locher and Sage L. Graham
This handbook focuses on the interpersonal aspects of language in use, exploring key concepts such as face, im/politeness, identity, or gender, as well as mitigation, respect/deference, and humour in a variety of settings. The volume includes theoretical overviews as well as empirical studies from experts in a range of disciplines within linguistics and communication studies and provides a multifaceted perspective on both theoretical and applied approaches to the role of language in relational work.
views pragmatics from both theoretical and applied perspectives deals with the interpersonal or relational side of language in use there is no handbook availableon this particular focus so far providesreliable overviews useful not only to researchers but also to students and teachers includes 20 extensive articles and a valuable subject index

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Miriam A. Locher, University of Basel, Switzerland; Sage L. Graham, University of Memphis, USA.
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Audience: Research Libraries, Academics, who are interested in Interpersonal Pragmatics, Politeness Research, Cognitive Linguistics and Linguistics in General, but also for everyone interested in Communication Studies, Sociolinguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, and Pragmatics