Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society

  • Alessandro Capone
  • Jacob L. Mey

Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Alessandro Capone, Jacob L. Mey
    Pages 1-11
  3. Theoretical Foundations

  4. Linguistics and Pragmatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Keith Allan
      Pages 397-420
    3. Jonathan Culpeper
      Pages 421-445
    4. Fabrizio Macagno
      Pages 465-487
    5. Alan Reed Libert
      Pages 489-516
  5. Discourse

  6. The Pragmatics of Utterance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 701-701
    2. Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Ruth Kempson
      Pages 703-743
    3. Tamar Katriel
      Pages 745-766
    4. Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach, Patricia Andueza
      Pages 767-790
  7. Cultural Perspectives

About this book


This volume is part of the series ‘Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology’, edited for Springer by Alessandro Capone. It is intended for an audience of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postgraduate and advanced researchers. This volume focuses on societal pragmatics.

One of the main concerns of societal pragmatics is the world of language users. We are interested in the investigation of linguistic practices in the context of societal practices (‘praxis’, to use a term used in the Wittgensteinian and other traditions).

It is clear that the world of users, including their practices, their culture, and their social aims has to be taken into account and seriously investigated when we deal with the pragmatics of language. It is not enough to discuss principles of language use solely in the guise of abstract theoretical tools. Consequently, the present volume focuses explicitly on the interplay of abstract, theoretical principles and the necessities imposed by societal contexts often requiring a more flexible use of such theoretical tools.

The volume includes articles on pragmemes, politeness and anti-politeness, dialogue, joint utterances, discourse markers, pragmatics and the law, institutional discourse, critical discourse analysis, pragmatics and culture, cultural scripts, argumentation theory, connectives and argumentation, language games and psychotherapy, slurs, the analysis of funerary rites, as well as an authoritative chapter by Jacob L. Mey on societal pragmatics.


Paul Grice coversational implicature Wittgenstein praxis autistic discourse pragmatic disorders conversational implicatures critical discourse analysis critical linguistics cultural analysis of discourse intercultural pragmatics language and social norms language games pragmatics and culture pragmatics and philosophy of language pragmatics and politics pragmatics and the law pragmatics of Singapore Mandarin pragmemes principles of language use societal practices societal pragmatics theory of pragmemes

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Capone
    • 1
  • Jacob L. Mey
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MessinaMessinaItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of Lang & CommunicationUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12615-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12616-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-3807
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-3815
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