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Verschueren, Jef--Jan-Ola Ostman--Jan Blommaert--Chris Bulcaen 1995  The handbook of pragmatics manual.
The first volume of the Handbook of Pragmatics begins with description of the entire nine-volume set, which is intended as a comprehensive overview of the entire field of pragmatics, each volume self-contained yet interrelated.
The sixth of nine volumes in the Handbook of Pragmatics, which collectively aims to cover the entire field of pragmatics, defined as the analysis of language use in social contexts, this volume addresses interpersonal pragmatics, which is the "interpersonal or relational side of language in use" or the exploration of ways that social actors shape and form relationships through the interpersonal use of language.