By Joanna Blaszczak,Anastasia Giannakidou,Dorota Klimek-Jankowska,Krzysztof Migdalski
Current literature assumes a simple hyperlink among grammatical classification and semantic functionality, and outlines of well-studied languages have cultivated a feeling of predictability in styles through the years. because the editors and individuals of Mood, element, Modality Revisited end up, despite the fact that, this predictability and balance vanish within the research of lesser-known styles and languages. the 10 provocative essays accumulated the following current attention-grabbing state-of-the-art learn demonstrating that the conventional grammatical differences are eventually fluid—and maybe even illusory. constructing groundbreaking and hugely unique theories, the individuals during this quantity search to solve extra common, basic ideas of TAM which may aid us greater comprehend the character of linguistic representations.
By Stergios Chatzikyriakidis,Zhaohui Luo
By Stephen C. Levinson,David P. Wilkins
By Paul Rowlett
By Tanya Reinhart
First released in 1983, this e-book examines anaphora — a valuable factor in linguistic idea because it lies on the crossroads of a number of significant difficulties. at the one hand it truly is believed that a similar stipulations that govern the translation of anaphora additionally govern syntactic flow principles yet at the different, whereas anaphora is understood to engage with a number of discourse and semantic issues, it additionally presents a transparent example of the dependency of the semantic interpretation of sentences upon semantic homes of ordinary language. This booklet has significant targets: the 1st is a complete research of sentence-level anaphora that addresses the questions posed above, and the second one is an exam of the wider problems with the kin among the structural homes of sentences and their semantic interpretation in the hypotheses of the autonomy of syntax and of interpretative semantics proven by means of Chomsky.
By Kristin Börjesson
Currently, there's a nice variety of methods to the semantics-pragmatics contrast out there. This ebook is exclusive in that it deals a entire evaluate, comparability and demanding evaluate of those techniques. Taking as a kick off point the infamous trouble of differentiating so-called literal from non-literal (or figurative) that means, it covers quite a lot of the major present subject matters in semantics and pragmatics, e.g., the saying/meaning contrast, minimalism vs. contextualism, unarticulated materials, indexicalism, (generalised) conversational implicatures, speech acts, degrees of that means in interpretation, the function of context in interpretation, the character of lexical that means. significantly, instead of taking a completely theoretical point of view, the ebook integrates psycho- and neurolinguistic views, contemplating experimental effects in regards to the (differences in) processing of a number of the different types of which means coated. when it comes to subject matters lined and views taken, it truly is both compatible for undergraduate in addition to postgraduate scholars of linguistics and/or philosophy of language.
By Paul J.E. Dekker
The end result of a decade of labor via the Amsterdam university of dynamic semantics, this quantity condenses and displays upon an important physique of research.
By Avrum Stroll,Hatem Rushdy
By Nina Nørgaard,Beatrix Busse,Rocío Montoro
The ebook includes entries on various stylistic methods to textual content, together with feminist, cognitive, corpus and multimodal stylistics. there's insurance of key thinkers and their paintings in addition to of important phrases and ideas. It ends with a accomplished bibliography of key texts.
The e-book is written in an obtainable demeanour, explaining tough thoughts in a simple means. it is going to attract either newbie and upper-level scholars operating within the interface among language, linguistics and literature.
By Jieun Kiaer
This orthodox view fails to slot languages during which the verb needs to be on the finish of the clause - which encompasses greater than 1/2 the world's languages. therefore, as this ebook exhibits, those languages stay very troublesome for traditional theories. utilizing a mix of corpus equipment, sentence constitution research, prosody and psycholinguistic thought, Kiaer redresses this imbalance. the knowledge positive factors either Korean and English instance and it services as one of many first actual basic introductions to Dynamic Syntax available.