By Richard K. Larson,Kimiko Ryokai
By Richard K. Larson,Kimiko Ryokai
By Eugene H. Casad,Gary B. Palmer
This booklet applies the idea of cognitive linguistics to the research of quite a few grammatical phenomena in non-Indo-European languages. In prior experiences of languages from non-Indo-European households, cognitive linguistics has been remarkably helpful in explaining non-prototypical constructions in addition to extra universal ones. The ebook expands that attempt right into a new set of households and languages.
By Gregory L. Ward
First released in 1988, this e-book examines the facets of pragmatic competence related to the category of preposing structures in English. via proscribing the scope of research to specific grammatical different types, the writer argues prior experiences have didn't catch major pragmatic generalisations. the writer asserts what distinguishes one preposing kind from one other are the semantic and pragmatic homes of the referent of that constituent. After a evaluate of the previous literature on preposing, the ebook is going directly to current a practical concept during which discourse features of preposing are proposed. It then presents a practical taxonomy of many of the preposing forms which the idea is designed to account for. One kind of preposing, Topicalization, and of its subtypes, Proposition confirmation and Ironic Preposing, are mentioned intimately within the next chapters prior to the booklet concludes with a precis in addition to instructions for destiny research.
By Guglielmo Cinque
In this booklet, Cinque takes a generative viewpoint on typological questions when it comes to notice order and to the syntax of relative clauses. particularly, Cinque seems at: the location of the pinnacle vis à vis the relative clause when it comes to the placement of the verb vis à vis his item; a basic cross-linguistic research of correlatives; the necessity to distinguish a sentence-grammar, from a discourse-grammar, form of non-restrictives (with languages differing to whether they own either, one, the opposite, or neither); a selective form of extraction from relative clauses; and a tentative caricature of a extra plentiful paintings in growth on a unified research of externally headed, internally headed, and headless relative clauses.
By Anders Holmberg
The ebook illustrates how a possible trivial phenomenon may have the main wide-ranging outcomes for theories of language, and may be of curiosity not just to theoretical linguists but in addition to scholars and students of typological and descriptive linguistics.
By C.T. James Huang
This essential quantity includes articles that characterize the easiest of Huang's paintings at the syntax-semantics interface during the last 20 years. It contains 3 common subject matters: (a) questions, indefinites and quantification, (b) anaphora, (c) lexical constitution and the syntax of occasions.
By Elaine Maimon
By Geert Brône,Jeroen Vandaele
For greater than twenty years now, cognitive technology has been making overtures to literature and literary experiences. only in the near past, although, cognitive linguistics and poetics appear to be relocating in the direction of a extra critical and reciprocal kind of interdisciplinarity. In coupling cognitive linguistics and poetics, cognitive poeticians goal to supply cognitive readings of literary texts and formulate particular hypotheses about the courting among aesthetic which means results and styles within the cognitive construal and processing of literary texts. one of many uncomplicated assumptions of the endeavour is that a few of the key subject matters in poetics (such because the building of textual content worlds, characterization, narrative viewpoint, distancing discourse, etc.) can be fruitfully approached by way of employing cognitive linguistic options and insights (such as embodied cognition, metaphor, psychological areas, iconicity, building grammar, figure/ground alignment, etc.), in an try and aid, enhance or regulate ‘traditional’ poetic research. Conversely, the culture of poetics may perhaps help, body or name into query insights shape cognitive linguistics.
In order to trap the pursuits, profits and gaps of this swiftly becoming interdisciplinary box of study, this quantity brings jointly many of the key gamers and critics of cognitive poetics. The 11 chapters are grouped into 4 significant sections, every one facing crucial matters of the sector: (i) the cognitive mechanisms, discursive capacity and psychological items on the topic of narrativity (Semino, Herman, Culpeper); (ii) the various incarnations of the concept that of determine in cognitive poetics (Freeman, Steen, Tsur); (iii) the approaches that should exhibit or create discursive attitudes, like humour, irony or distance often (Antonopoulou and Nikiforidou, Dancygier and Vandelanotte, Giora et al.); and (iv) a severe evaluation of the present scenario in cognitive poetics, and extra particularly the incorporation of insights from cognitive linguistics as just one of the contributing fields within the interdisciplinary conglomerate of cognitive technology (Louwerse and Van Peer, Sternberg).The resulting discussion among cognitive and literary companions, in addition to among advocates and rivals, is promoted by utilizing brief reaction articles integrated after ten chapters of the amount.
Geert Brône, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Jeroen Vandaele, collage of Oslo, Norway.
By Catherine M. Chin
Between the years 350 and 500 a wide physique of Latin artes grammaticae emerged, academic texts outlining the examine of Latin grammar and making an attempt a scientific dialogue of right Latin utilization. those texts—the such a lot whole of that are attributed to Donatus, Charisius, Servius, Diomedes, Pompeius, and Priscian—have lengthy been studied as files within the heritage of linguistic concept and literary scholarship. In Grammar and Christianity within the overdue Roman World, Catherine Chin as an alternative reveals inside of them a chance to probe the connections among spiritual ideology and literary tradition within the later Roman Empire.
To Chin, the creation and use of those texts performed a decisive position either within the development of a pre-Christian classical tradition and within the development of Christianity as a non secular entity guaranteed to a non secular textual content. In exploring topics of utopian writing, pedagogical violence, and the narration of the self, the e-book describes the a number of methods literary schooling contributed to the concept that the Roman Empire and its population have been able to changing from one tradition to a different, from classical to Christian. The examine therefore reexamines the tensions among those idealized cultures in antiquity through suggesting that, on a literary point, they have been produced concurrently via examining and writing options that have been universal around the empire.
In bringing jointly and reevaluating primary subject matters from the fields of spiritual reviews, classics, schooling, and literary feedback, Grammar and Christianity within the overdue Roman World deals readers from those disciplines the chance to re-examine the elemental stipulations less than which religions and cultures interact.
By Trudie Maria Booth