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Verschueren, Jef

Overview
Works: 176 works in 878 publications in 5 languages and 35,221 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Interviewee, Honoree, Creator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: P99.4.P72, 306.44
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Most widely held works by Jef Verschueren
Debating diversity : analysing the discourse of tolerance by Jan Blommaert( )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the rhetoric of the 'tolerant majority' - those who view themselves as being open to a diverse society - a rhetoric that is prevalent throughout the news media and political world
(On) Searle on conversation by John R Searle( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At an international conference held in 1981 at the Universidada Estudual of Campinas (Brazil), a controversial lecture was given by John Searle which presented two conceptual theses: that conversation does not have an intrinsic structure about which a relevant theory can be formulated, and that conversations are not subject to (constitutive) rules. This lecture was first published in 1986 under the title "Notes on Conversation", and was revised several times afterwards. The present volume offers the most recent version. Because of the importance of the article for conversation analysis, and fo
On speech act verbs by Jef Verschueren( )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay concerns the analysis of speech act verbs. It offers a range of ideas which form theoretical preliminaries to the analysis of this phenomenon
The pragmatic perspective : selected papers from the 1985 International Pragmatics Conference by Jef Verschueren( )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a selection of reviewed and revised papers, originally presented at the International Pragmatics Conference held in Viareggio, Italy, 1-5 September 1985
Key notions for pragmatics by Jef Verschueren( )

23 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: the pragmatic perspective -- Adaptability -- Channel -- Communication -- Context and contextualization -- Conversational logic -- Deixis -- implicitness -- Non-verbal communication -- Presupposition -- Primate communication -- Semiotics -- Speech act theory
Culture and language use( )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume reviews basic topics and traditions that place language use in its cultural context. As emphasized in the introduction, and as revealed in the choice of articles, 'culture' is by no means seen as in opposition to society and cognition; on the contrary, the notion cannot be understood without insight in the intricate interactions of social and cognitive structures and processes. In addition to the topical articles, a number of contributions to this volume are devoted to aspects of methodology. Others highlight the role of eminent scholars who have made the study of cultural dimensions of language use into what it is today."--Jacket
Cognition and pragmatics( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While other volumes select philosophical, grammatical, social, variational, interactional, or discursive angles, this third volume focuses on the interface between language and cognition. Language use is impossible without the mobilization of a large variety of cognitive processes, each serving a different purpose. During the last half century cognitive approaches to language have been particular
Grammar, meaning and pragmatics by Frank Brisard( )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten volumes of "Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights" focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While other volumes select philosophical, cognitive, cultural, social, variational, interactional, or discursive points of view, this fifth volume looks at the field of linguistic pragmatics from a primarily grammatical angle. That is, it asks in which particular sense a variety of older and more recent functional (rather than generative) models of grammar relate to the study of language in use: how this affects their general outlook on language structure, whether issues of language use inform the very makeup of these models or are merely included as possible research themes, and how far the actual integration of pragmatics ultimately goes (is it a module/layer or is the model truly usage-based?). Each of the authors presenting these models has taken systematic care to highlight the relevant problems and focus on the implications of considering pragmatic phenomena from the point of view of grammar. Furthermore, a limited number of chapters deal with traditional topics in the grammatical literature, and specifically those which are called pragmatic because they either are not strictly concerned with truth (semantics), or receive their (truth) value only from an interaction with context. In the introduction, these theories and topics are set up against the historical background of a gradually changing attitude, on the part of grammarians, towards questions of linguistic knowledge and behavior, and the role of learning in their relationship
Society and language use( )

21 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, cultural, variational, interactional, or discursive angles, this seventh volume underlines the mutually constitutive relation between society and language use. It highlights a number of the most prominent approaches of this relation and it draws attention to a selected number of topics that the study of language in its
The pragmatics of interaction( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational, or discursive angles, this fourth volume is dedicated to the empirical investigation of the way human beings organize their interaction in natural environments and how they use talk for accomplishing actions and their contexts. Starting from Goffman's observation that interaction exhibits
Pragmatics : an annotated bibliography by Jef Verschueren( )

17 editions published in 1978 in 4 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selection of entries in this bibliography reflects the following definition of pragmatics: The study (i) of the use and extra-linguistic function(s) of language, and (ii) of the relation between such uses or functions and the structure of language, i.e., the contextual appropriateness conditions on the use of language. This bibliography does not only cover purely theoretical works, but also includes applications of pragmatic theory in language teaching, language acquisition, discourse analysis, literary studies, etc
The pragmatics of intercultural and international communication : selected papers of the International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, August 17-22, 1987 (volume III), and the Ghent Symposium on Intercultural Communication by Jan Blommaert( )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a selection of papers from a special session of the International Pragmatics Conference (Antwerp, August 1987) and from the Symposium on Intercultural Communication (Ghent, December 1987). Studying the communicative styles of cultures and social groups, both at the descriptive level and at the level of pragmatic theory construction, should be a target of pragmatics as a discipline. A clear view is needed of the restrictions on adaptability involving potential fields of conflict in intercultural and international communication. As the contributions to this volume demonstrate, very little should be taken for granted in this respect
Pragmatics at issue : selected papers of the International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, August 17-22, 1987, volume I by Jef Verschueren( )

21 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume comprises the first part of selected papers of the International Pragmatics Conference in Antwerp, August 1987
Levels of linguistic adaptation : selected papers of the International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, August 17-22, 1987 (volume II) by Jef Verschueren( )

21 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume comprises the second part of selected papers of the International Pragmatics Conference in Antwerp, August 1987
International news reporting : metapragmatic metaphors and the U-2 by Jef Verschueren( )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With reference to a brief description of inherent properties of the international news reporting process in a free press tradition, Verschueren criticizes their being neglected in linguistic approaches to the language of the media. In an attempt to illustrate the potential contribution of functional linguistic analyses to a better understanding of the printed media as a channel for international communication, he investigates the use of metapragmatic metaphors (in particular metaphorical verbs of speaking) in the reporting by The New York Times on the U-2 incident in May 1960. The framing of the incident as a communicative event is evaluated along the dimensions of factual truth, interpretational accuracy, and understanding."--Page 4 of cover
Variation and change : pragmatic perspectives( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten volumes of the Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, cultural, interactional, or discursive angles, this sixth volume focuses on the dynamic aspects of language and reviews the relevant developments in variationist and diachronic scholarship. The areas explored in the volume concern several general themes: specific methodological approaches, from comparative reconstruction to evolutionary pragmatics; issues in intra-lingual variation in terms of standard and non-standard varieties; cross-linguistic variation, including its cross-cultural dimension; and the study of diachronic relations across linguistic patters, including changes in all areas of pragmatic patterns and categories. The contributions document two prominent and interrelated trends that shape contemporary variationist and diachronic research. One, it has moved from situating change within context-independent systems toward incorporating patterns of language use and the speaker's role in language change. And two, it has reoriented its focus away from cataloguing instances of variation and toward seeking theoretically informed accounts that aim at explaining variation and change. On the whole, the volume argues for accepting and developing actively a systematic connection between research in diachrony, synchronic variation, and typology, while also incorporating the socio-cognitive perspective in linguistic analysis as a particularly promising source of useful methodology and explanatory models. --Book Jacket
Discursive pragmatics by Jan Zienkowski( )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational, or interactional angles, this 8th volume focuses on theories and phenomena at the level of discourse, but leaving aside conversational interaction. It provides the reader with pragmatics-oriented information on discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis and critical linguistics, as w
Philosophical perspectives for pragmatics by Marina Sbisà( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational, interactional, or discursive angeles, this 10th volume focuses on the interface between pragmatics and philosophy and reviews the philosophical background from which pragmatics has taken inspiration and with which it is constantly confronted. It provides the reader with information about authors relevant to the development of pragmatics, trends or areas in philosophy that are relevant for the definition of the main concepts in pragmatics or the characterization of its cultural context, the neighbouring field of semantics (with particular respect to truth-conditional semantics and some main branches of formal semantics), and recent philosophical debates that involve pragmatic notions such as indexicality and context. While most of the references are to the analytic philosophical field, also perspectives in so-called continental philosophy are taken into account. The introductory chapter outlines some unifying routes of reflection as regards meaning, speech as action, and self and mind, and suggests some connections between doing pragmatics and doing philosophy. --Book Jacket
Possibilities and limitations of pragmatics : proceedings of the Conference on Pragmatics, Urbino, July 8-14, 1979 by Conference on Pragmatics( )

16 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This impressive volume attempts to make an assessment of past achievements, but also to open up new perspectives in the field of pragmatics, exactly ten years after the publication of Searle's seminal Speech Acts. This rich collection presents an unrivaled diversity of topics and approaches united by the possibilities and limitations generic to the field of pragmatics
Pragmatics in practice by Jan-Ola Östman( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thereby attempting to divide up its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, discursive, variational, or interactional angles, this 9th volume focuses on what pragmatics is good for - beyond the very discipline of pragmatics as such. The chapters in the volume thus address the importance of taking a pragmatic perspective on traditional fields of applied linguistics (contrastive and error analysis, translation), and they address the core of pragmatics as the study of language use (with phenomena ranging from irony and emphasis to literacy and mass media, and with approaches to the function of language like rhetoric, stylistics, corpus analysis, and general semantics). The volume contains chapters not only on the spoken and written modes of communication, but also on signed language pragmatics and on computer-mediated communication. The impact and usefulness of taking a pragmatic perspective on language for a deeper understanding of clinical and rehabilitation practices has recently received ever more focus; in this volume, aspects of this direction of research are dealt with in the chapter on clinical pragmatics. In most of the chapters in the volume, ethics has a core role to play, not only in issues of authenticity in general in relation to research on language use, but also in issues that have a direct influence on the (linguistic) culture and society we live in, irrespective of whether we are part of a (linguistic) majority or a minority, or a minority within a minority: language policy and language planning, language ecology, and language in relation to legal matters. In all of these fields, we see the importance of research within pragmatics as a discipline dealing with how language influences our everyday lives. All in all, the volume presents different perspectives on how research in pragmatics not only can be put to practice, but how pragmatics is used as a tool to gain a better understanding of the world we live in
 
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The pragmatics of interaction
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(On) Searle on conversationOn speech act verbsThe pragmatic perspective : selected papers from the 1985 International Pragmatics ConferenceKey notions for pragmaticsCulture and language useCognition and pragmaticsGrammar, meaning and pragmaticsSociety and language use
Alternative Names
Jef Verschueren Belgisch taalkundige

Jef Verschueren lingüista belga

Jef Verschueren researcher ORCID ID = 0000-0002-4120-9068

Verschueren, J.

Verschueren, J. 1952-

Verschueren, J. (Jef)

Verschueren, J. (Jef), 1952-

Verschueren, Jef F. 1952-

ヴァーシューレン, ジェフ

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