REVIEW of Laura Alba-Juez and J. Lachlan Mackenzie. 2016. Pragmatics: Cognition, Context & Culture. Madrid: McGraw Hill, 307p


REVIEW of Laura Alba-Juez and J. Lachlan Mackenzie. 2016. Pragmatics: Cognition, Context & Culture. Madrid: McGraw Hill, 307p.

Ad Foolen
University Nijmegen

AD FOOLEN has been teaching courses in all subfields of Linguistics at Radboud University Nijmegen from 1975 till 2015. His earlier research focused on modal particles in Dutch and German, in recent years he expanded his research field to the relation between language and emotion. From 2005 till 2017, he was secretary/treasurer of ICLA, the International Cognitive Linguistics Association. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several journals, among them Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistic Studies, and Journal of Pragmatics. For his publications, see:

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  • Huang, Yan (2014). Pragmatics. Second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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  • Kecskés, István (2014). Intercultural pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Larina, Tatiana (2015). Culture-specific communication styles as a framework for interpreting linguistic and cultural idiosyncracies. International Review of Pragmatics, 7 195-215.
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  • Levinson, Stephen C. (1983). Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Martin, James R. and White, Peter R.R. (2005). The language of evaluation. Appraisal in English. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Senft, Gunter (2014). Understanding pragmatics. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Thompson, Geoff and Alba-Juez, Laura (Eds.) (2014). Evalution in context. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • van Dijk, Teun A. (1978). Taal en handelen. Een interdiscplinaire inleiding in de pragmatiek. [Language and action. An interdisciplinary introduction to pragmatics]. Muiderberg: Coutinho.
  • Verschueren, Jef (1999). Understanding pragmatics. London: Arnold.
  • Yus, Francisco (2011). Cyberpragmatics. Internet-mediated communication in context. Amsterdam: Benjamins.


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