Part I: The Domain Of Pragmatics.
1. Implicature. (Laurence R. Horn).
2. Presupposition. (Jay David Atlas).
3. Speech Acts. (Jerrold Sadock).
4. Reference. (Gregory Carlson).
5. Deixis. (Stephen C. Levinson).
6. Definiteness And Indefiniteness. (Barbara Abbott).
Part II: Pragmatics And Discourse Structure.
7. Information Structure And Non-canonical Syntax. (Betty Birner and Gregory Ward).
8. Topic And Focus. (Jeanette K. Gundel and Thorstein Fretheim).
9. Context In Dynamic Interpretation. (Craige Roberts).
10. Discourse Markers. (Diane Blakemore).
11. Discourse Coherence. (Andy Kehler).
12. The Pragmatics Of Non-Sentences. (Robert J. Stainton).
13. Anaphora And the Pragmatics-Syntax Interface. (Yan Huang).
14. Empathy And Direct Discourse Perspectives. (Susumu Kuno).
15. The Pragmatics of Deferred Interpretation. (Geoff Nunberg).
16. Pragmatics of Language Performance. (Herbert H. Clark).
17. Constraints on Ellipsis and Event Reference. (Andrew Kehler and Gregory Ward).
Part III Pragmatics And Its Interfaces.
18. Some Interactions of Pragmatics And Grammar. (Georgia M. Green).
19. Pragmatics and Argument Structure. (Adele Goldberg).
20. Pragmatics and Semantics. (François Récanati).
21. Pragmatics and the Philosophy of Language. (Kent Bach).
22. Pragmatics and the Lexicon. (Reinhard Blutner).
23. Pragmatics and Intonation. ( Julia Hirschberg).
24. Historical Pragmatics. (Elizabeth Closs Traugott).
25. Pragmatics and Language Acquisition. (Eve V. Clark).
26. Pragmatics and Computational Linguistics. (Daniel Jurafsky).
Part IV: Pragmatics And Cognition.
27. Relevance Theory. (Deirdre Wilson and Dan Sperber).
28. Relevance Theory and the Saying/Implicating Distinction. (Robyn Carston).
29. Pragmatics and Cognitive Linguistics. (Gilles Fauconnier).
30. Pragmatic Aspects of Grammatical Constructions. (Paul Kay).
31. The Pragmatics of Polarity. (Michael Israel).
32. Abduction in Natural Language Understanding. (Jerry R. Hobbs).
“The Handbook of Pragmatics presents a stunning view of the range of research enterprises and programs of those who have taken linguistic pragmatics 'out of the wastebasket'. Larry Horn and Gregory Ward have demonstrated by their selections and groupings an uncanny understanding of the coherence of this field and their book will stand as a landmark in linguistics for a long time to come.” Ellen F. Prince, University of Pennsylvania
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