Pragmatics and Linguistics
This Festschrift celebrates Professor Jacob L. Mey's 60th birthday with contributions from friends and colleagues all over the world. He is a true cosmopolitan and a practical humanist. At the University of Southern Denmark he has always endeavoured to work in an interdisciplinary fashion, often provoking the more traditional, technically oriented linguists with his psychoanalytic, pragmatic, and political points of view. According to Jacob Mey, linguistics should be used to change the world. As he writes in one of his books, linguists should ask themselves: "How can we make this world a better place in which to live."
Publication Date: 10/1/1986