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David Clarke

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Language, action, and context

Brigitte Nerlich & David Clarke

Benjamins - Amsterdam


The roots of pragmatics reach back to Antiquity, especially to rhetoric as one of the three liberal arts. However, until the end of the 18th century proto-pragmatic insights tended to be consigned to the pragmatic, that is rhetoric, wastepaper basket and thus excluded from serious philosophical consideration.

1 Publications