1887

Grammar from the Human Perspective

Case, space and person in Finnish

image of Grammar from the Human Perspective
GBP
Buy:£92.00 + Taxes

Abstract

The papers of this volume investigate how grammar codes the subjective viewpoint of human language users, that is, how grammar reflects human conceptualization. Some of the articles deal with spatial relations and locations. They discuss how basic attributes of human conceptualization are encoded in the grammatical expression of spatial relations. Other articles concern embodiment in language, showing how conceptualization is mediated by one’s embodied experience of the world and ourselves. Finally, some of the articles discuss coding of person focusing on the subjec&#173;tivity of conceptualization and how it is reflected in grammar. <br /> <br />The articles show that conceptualization reflects the speaker’s construal of the situation, and furthermore, that it is intersubjective because it reflects the speaker’s understanding of the relations between the speech act participants. The papers deal with Finnish, utilizing the rich resources of Finnish grammar to contribute to issues in contemporary linguistics and in particular to Cognitive Grammar.

Subjects: Uralic languages; Syntax; Theoretical linguistics

References

References

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/books/9789027293213
Loading
/content/books/9789027293213
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Chapter
content/books/9789027293213
Book
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