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New book Huang, Y. (2007). Pragmatics. Oxford University Press. Available 
now through all good bookshops, or direct from Oxford University Press at: ----- Dear Colleagues - May I take 
the liberty to let you know that my new book on pragmatics has just been 
published by Oxford UP. I attach an OUP flyer below. Best, Yan. 

                         Oxford University Press 

                    (Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics)

                               Yan Huang

   * Authoritative, up-to-date, and comprehensive 
   * Covers the lates research developments
   * Relates work in linguistics and philosophy of language
   * Includes examples from English and a wide range of languages
   * Written by one of the leading scholars in the field
This introduction to pragmatics - the study of language in use - provides 
an authoritative, up-to-date, and comprehensive account of its central 
topics and a guide to the latest research. It opens with a discussion of 
the scope, meaning, and history of pragmatics from Aristotle to the 
present. It shows how the subject relates to the study of semantics, 
syntax, and sociolinguistics and to such fields as the philosophy of 
language, linguistic anthropology, and artificial intelligence.
        The remainder of the volume is divided into two parts. Part I 
begins with an account of classical and neo-Gricean theories of 
conversational and conventional implicature. It considers presupposition 
and speech act theory, and describes the different kinds of deixis. Part II 
explores some of the most productive current work in the subject, much of 
it at the interface between pragmatics and other core areas of inquiry. It 
looks at the pragmatics-cognition interface and relevance theory before 
examining the interfaces between pragmatics and semantics and pragmatics 
and syntax.
        Professor Huang illustrates his lively account with examples drawn 
from English and a wide range of the world's languages. He includes 
exercises and essay topics at the end of each chapter, and offers guidance 
and suggested solutions at the end of the volume. He provides a full 
glossary of terms and guides to further reading. Written by one of the 
leading scholars in the field, this is the ideal textbook for students of 
linguistics. It will also be a valuable resource for scholars and students 
of language in philosophy, psycholoy, anthropology, and computer science.

Yan Huang is Professor of Theoretical Linguistics at the University of 
Reading. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a DPhil from the 
University of Oxford, and has taught linguistics at both universities. His 
published work includes_The Syntax and Pragmaics of Anaphora_ (CUP, 1994) 
and _Anaphora: A Cross-Linguistic Study_ (OUP, 2000). He has also published 
a number of articles and reviews in leading international journals of 

2007/366 pages
ISBN 0-19-929837-8 (Hardback)
ISBN 0-19-924368-9 (Paperback)

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