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.
Histoire de la sémantique
Histoire Épistémologie Langage 15 (1)
Brigitte Nerlich (ed)