on 14 January 2012
This is a superb book - of the half dozen or so books on Pragmatics I read for my MA Linguistics course this was definitely the best. The author gives very clear explanations of key conceptual areas and the inter-relations between them. I also like the range and depth of examples given in order to illustrate principles and the author's use of humour to make them memorable. Pragmatics is not an easy subject but this book is a great help in getting to grips with a complex field.