1887

Pragmatic Markers and Pragmaticalization

Lessons from false friends

image of Pragmatic Markers and Pragmaticalization
USD
Buy:$128.00 + Taxes

Abstract

This volume brings together five papers offering cross-linguistic analyses of pragmatic markers involving modality, supplemented by three book reviews on the same topic. The contrastive method, based on monolingual or translation corpora, does not only provide interesting insights about differences with respect to the semantics and the formal encoding of semantics between cognate elements in different languages, but also appears to be a very useful tool to refine the semantic analysis of markers within a given language. The reader will also discover among the results of the original empirical research collected in this volume insights that contribute to typological and theoretical issues surrounding pragmatic markers, such as the bottom-up identification of cross-linguistic pragmatic or discourse functions, the establishment of semantic maps and the formulation of hypotheses about implicational hierarchies in the diachronic development of pragmatic markers on the basis of synchronic evidence, especially in the framework of grammaticalization/pragmaticalization theory. This volume was orginally published as a special issue of <i>Languages in Contrast</i> 10:2 (2010).

Subjects: Pragmatics; Discourse studies

References

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/books/9789027273703
Loading
/content/books/9789027273703
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
-contentType:Journal
10
5
Chapter
content/books/9789027273703
Book
false
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error