Contexts of Subordination

Cognitive, typological and discourse perspectives

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  • Editors: Laura Visapää1, Jyrki Kalliokoski1, and Helena Sorva1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027269614

<i>Contexts of Subordination: Cognitive, typological and discourse perspectives</i> is a collection of articles that approaches linguistic subordination as a semantico-grammatical and pragmatic phenomenon. The volume brings together cognitive, interactional and typological perspectives, and is characterised by extensive use of multi-genre data. The collection aims at a more precise understanding of subordination by emphasizing its pragmatic and contextual nature. Subordination and its linguistic realizations are studied from the perspective of language in its actual contexts of use, as an interactional resource available to language users, in both written and spoken language. In addition, the authors produce typologically relevant information about subordination in the different varieties and genres of the studied languages (English, Estonian, Finnish, and French). These qualities make the book unique in the field of subordination studies.

Subjects: Theoretical linguistics; Typology; Pragmatics; Cognition and language; Uralic languages; Syntax; Discourse studies

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Helsinki

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