By Giovanni Parodi
By Lidia Mazzitelli
This booklet discusses the structures utilized in Belarusian and Lithuanian to precise predicative ownership. The paintings is written inside of a typological body: the Belarusian and Lithuanian buildings are analyzed within the gentle of the typology of the possessive predicative structures proposed through Heine (1997).
By Benedikt Ansgar Model
By Dirk Geeraerts
Cognitive Linguistics has given an incredible impetus to the learn of semantics and the lexicon. the current quantity brings jointly seventeen formerly released papers that testify to the fruitfulness of Cognitive Linguistics for the learn of lexical and semantic themes. Spanning the interval from the overdue Nineteen Eighties to contemporary years, the gathering encompasses a variety of papers which may be thought of classics in the box of cognitive linguistic lexicology.
The papers are grouped in thematic sections. the 1st part bargains with prototypicality as a theoretical and sensible version of semantic description. the second one part discusses polysemy and standards for distinguishing among meanings. The 3rd part tackles questions of that means description past the extent of phrases, at the point of idioms and structures. the subsequent part casts the internet even wider, facing the cultural elements of that means. relocating clear of the theoretical and descriptive standpoint in the direction of utilized matters, the 5th part seems to be at lexicography from the viewpoint of Cognitive Linguistics. the ultimate part has a metatheoretical orientation: it discusses the heritage and technique of lexical semantics.
Each paper is preceded via a newly written advent that situates the textual content opposed to the interval within which it used to be first released, yet that still issues to additional advancements, within the author's personal study or in Cognitive Linguistics at large.
The number of themes handled make this publication a great creation to the wide box of lexicological and lexical semantic research.
By Christopher N. Candlin,Jonathan Crichton,Stephen H. Moore
By Professor Ruth Wodak
By Andreas Bittner,Constanze Spieß
Der Band vereinigt Beiträge, die sich der morpho-semantischen Struktur des Deutschen aus funktionaler Sicht, d.h. der Motiviertheit der Interaktion von semantischen und formalen Aspekten bei der grammatischen Strukturbildung, widmen. Im Zentrum steht dabei vor allem die Rolle der morpho-semantischen Kategorien Genus und Numerus bei der Entwicklung und Veränderung des Deklinationssystems, additionally seiner Deklinations- und Distinktionsklassen. Überprüft wird ihr capability als Motivierungsinstanzen grammatischer und pragmatischer Kongruenzsysteme. Die Untersuchungen verweisen auf die Relevanz morpho-semantischer Kategorien für eine dynamische, von version gekennzeichnete grammatische Strukturbildung des Deutschen, verbinden ihre empirische Fundierung mit Fakten und Erkenntnissen aus Sprachwandel und Spracherwerb, tragen mit ihren Fragestellungen zur morphologischen und Sprachveränderung berücksichtigenden Theoriebildung bei und richten den Fokus neben den linguistischen auch auf didaktische Aspekte des Gegenstands.
By Gregory L. Ward
First released in 1988, this e-book examines the points of pragmatic competence concerning the category of preposing buildings in English. by way of proscribing the scope of research to specific grammatical different types, the writer argues prior stories have didn't seize major pragmatic generalisations. the writer asserts what distinguishes one preposing variety from one other are the semantic and pragmatic houses of the referent of that constituent. After a overview of the prior literature on preposing, the e-book is going directly to current a practical idea during which discourse services of preposing are proposed. It then presents a practical taxonomy of many of the preposing varieties which the speculation is designed to account for. One form of preposing, Topicalization, and of its subtypes, Proposition confirmation and Ironic Preposing, are mentioned intimately within the next chapters sooner than the ebook concludes with a precis besides instructions for destiny research.
By Jonathan Webster
This booklet applies linguistic research to the poetry of Emeritus Professor Edwin Thumboo, a Singaporean poet and best determine in Commonwealth literature. The paintings explores how the poet combines grammar and metaphor to make which means, making the reader conscious of the linguistic assets constructed by way of Thumboo because the foundation for his specified technique.
The writer methods the poems from a useful linguistic viewpoint, investigating the a number of layers of that means and metaphor which move into generating those hugely textured, grammatically tricky works of verbal paintings. The process relies on Systematic practical idea, which assists with investigating how the poet makes use of language (grammar) to craft his textual content, in a playful method that displays a love of the language. The multilingual and multicultural studies of the poet are obvious to have contributed to his uniquely inventive use of language.
This paintings demonstrates how Systematic useful conception, with its emphasis on exploring the semogenic (meaning-making) strength of language, presents the deal with we have to larger comprehend poetic works as intentional acts of meaning.
The verbal artwork of Edwin Thumboo illustrate Barthes' element that "Bits of code, formulae, rhythmic types, fragments of social languages, and so forth. move into the textual content and are redistributed inside it, for there's continually language sooner than and round the text."
With a spotlight on which means, this useful research of poetry bargains an insightful examine the linguistic foundation of Edwin Thumboo's poetic method. The paintings will entice students with an curiosity in linguistic research and poetry from the Commonwealth and new literatures, and it's also compatible to aid classes on literary stylistics or textual content linguistics.
By Mário Alberto Perini
The elaboration of linguistic theories is dependent upon the life of sufficient descriptions of specific languages; another way theories should be poorly grounded on empirical facts. This booklet begins from theoretical issues of vast attractiveness between linguists and is going directly to current a descriptive metalanguage, capable of exhibit the proof of verb valency, which represent one of many center parts in linguistic description. many of the information come from an in depth survey below means of the valency of Portuguese verbs; however the current work’s relevance is going way past that, and features a inspiration acceptable to different ecu languages, illustrated by way of the wealth of English examples integrated within the exposition. one of the themes mentioned are the syntactic component to structures (following right here a suggestion lately released in Culicover and Jackendoff’s Simpler Syntax); delimitation and definition of semantic roles; the function of linking principles and their relation to prototypes; and the relationship among linguistic expressions and cognitive devices reminiscent of frames and schemata. the result's a notational process versatile and strong adequate to explain all facets of verb valency.