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Meta-informative Centering in Utterances

Between Semantics and Pragmatics

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  • Editors: André Włodarczyk, and Hélène Włodarczyk1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027271143
Abstract

The notion of information has nowadays become crucial both in our daily life and in many branches of science and technology. In language studies, this notion was used as a technical term for the first time about at least fifty years ago. It is argued, however, that "Old" and "New", used traditionally for characterising information, refer in fact to the meta-informative status of communicated chunks of information. They provide information about other information. Since subjects and objects, as attention-driven phrases, are also related to aboutness, the presented Meta-Informative Centering (MIC) framework includes predication theory. By applying the MIC theory to their analyses of English, German, French, Polish, Russian, Greek, Latin, and Japanese, the authors provide comprehensive explanations of the most puzzling aspects of the pragmatic use of basic universal linguistic categories. It seems clear now that canonical syntactic patterns, their permutations, and diverse transformations do indeed reflect very truly the meta-informative encapsulation of utterances. As a consequence, this book presents new and coherent theoretical solutions as well as their very efficient applications.

Subjects: Theoretical linguistics; Pragmatics; Syntax; Semantics

  • Affiliations: 1: Université Charles de Gaulle & Université Paris-Sorbonne

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