1887
Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0774-5141
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9676
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

Abstract

Despite recent advances in Construction Pragmatics, a systematic way for delimiting coded pragmatic information has yet to be offered. This squib provides a step in establishing such an account by assessing what kind of pragmatic information speakers generalize from various usage-events. Drawing on findings from Conversation Analysis, I propose a distinction between pragmatic functions as speakers’ actions, and interactional patterns as discourse-information sequences. A synchronic examination of the Hebrew multifunctional discourse marker / (′know.′) demonstrates the consistent use of the construction in an interactional pattern across numerous usage-events. A qualitative diachronic analysis of / suggests that speakers may associate forms with interactional patterns rather than with functions. This preliminary evidence provides support for the generalization of interactional patterns.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/bjl.00047.kuz
2020-12-31
2021-09-26
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

  1. Ariel, Mira
    2010Defining Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 10.1017/CBO9780511777912
    https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511777912 [Google Scholar]
  2. Bybee, Joan
    2013 “Usage-based Theory and Exemplar Representations of Constructions.” InThe Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar, ed. by Thomas Hoffmann , and Graeme Trousdale , 49–69. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Cappelle, Bert
    2017 “What’s Pragmatics Doing outside Constructions?” InSemantics and Pragmatics: Drawing a Line, ed. by Ilse Depraetere , and Raphael Salkie , 115–151. Cham: Springer. 10.1007/978‑3‑319‑32247‑6_8
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32247-6_8 [Google Scholar]
  4. Clift, Rebecca
    2016Conversation Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Enghels, Renata
    2018 “On the Grammaticalization of the Deverbal Epistemic Pragmatic Marker sabes. A Study in Recent Language Change.” Romanian Review of Linguistics63 (4): 341–360.
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Fillmore, Charles J.
    1987 “A Private History of the Concept ‘Frame’.” InConcepts of Case, ed. by René Dirven , and Giinter Radden , 28–36. Tiibingen: Narr.
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Finkbeiner, Rita
    2019 “Introduction: Reflections on the Role of Pragmatics in Construction Grammar.” Constructions and Frames11 (2): 171–192. 10.1075/cf.00027.fin
    https://doi.org/10.1075/cf.00027.fin [Google Scholar]
  8. Fischer, Kerstin
    2015a “Conversation, Construction Grammar, and Cognition.” Language and Cognition7 (4): 563–588. 10.1017/langcog.2015.23
    https://doi.org/10.1017/langcog.2015.23 [Google Scholar]
  9. 2015b “Situation in Grammar or in Frames? Evidence from the So-called Baby Talk Register.” Constructions and Frames7 (2): 258–288. 10.1075/cf.7.2.04fis
    https://doi.org/10.1075/cf.7.2.04fis [Google Scholar]
  10. Fox Tree, Jean E. , and Josef C. Schrock
    2002 “Basic Meanings of you know and I mean.” Journal of Pragmatics34 (6): 727–747. 10.1016/S0378‑2166(02)00027‑9
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-2166(02)00027-9 [Google Scholar]
  11. Fried, Mirjam , and Jan-Ola Östman
    2005 “Construction Grammar and Spoken Language: The Case of Pragmatic Particles.” Journal of Pragmatics37 (11): 1752–1778. 10.1016/j.pragma.2005.03.013
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2005.03.013 [Google Scholar]
  12. Hary, Benjamin , and Shlomo Izre’el
    2003 “The Preparatory Model of the Corpus of Spoken Israeli Hebrew (CoSIH).” InCorpus Linguistics and Modern Hebrew: Towards the Compilation of the Corpus of Spoken Israeli Hebrew (CoSIH), ed. by Benjamin Hary , 189–219. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  13. Heine, Bernd
    2013 “On Discourse Markers: Grammaticalization, Pragmaticalization, or Something Else?” Linguistics51 (6): 1205–1247. 10.1515/ling‑2013‑0048
    https://doi.org/10.1515/ling-2013-0048 [Google Scholar]
  14. Hoffmann, Thomas
    2017 “Multimodal Constructs – Multimodal Constructions? The Role of Constructions in the Working Memory.” Linguistics Vanguard3 (s1). doi:  10.1515/lingvan‑2016‑0042
    https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2016-0042 [Google Scholar]
  15. Langacker, Ronald W.
    2009Investigations in Cognitive Grammar. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter. 10.1515/9783110214369
    https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110214369 [Google Scholar]
  16. Maschler, Yael
    2009Metalanguage in Interaction: Hebrew Discourse Markers. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 10.1075/pbns.181
    https://doi.org/10.1075/pbns.181 [Google Scholar]
  17. 2012 “Emergent Projecting Constructions: The Case of Hebrew yada (‘know’).” Studies in Language36 (4): 785–847. 10.1075/sl.36.4.03mas
    https://doi.org/10.1075/sl.36.4.03mas [Google Scholar]
  18. Melnik, Nurit
    2006 “A Constructional Approach to Verb-initial Constructions in Modern Hebrew.” Cognitive Linguistics17 (2): 153–198. 10.1515/COG.2006.004
    https://doi.org/10.1515/COG.2006.004 [Google Scholar]
  19. Schmid, Hans-Jörg
    2014 “Lexico-grammatical Patterns, Pragmatic Associations and Discourse Frequency.” InConstructions, Collocations, Patterns, ed. by Thomas Herbst , Hans-Jörg Schmid , and Susen Faulhaber , 239–293. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter. 10.1515/9783110356854.239
    https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110356854.239 [Google Scholar]
  20. Taylor, John
    2002Cognitive Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  21. Traugott, Elizabeth C.
    2010 “Grammaticalization.” InContinuum Companion to Historical Linguistics, ed. by Silvia Luraghi , and Vit Bubenik , 269–283. London: Continuum Press.
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/bjl.00047.kuz
Loading
/content/journals/10.1075/bjl.00047.kuz
Loading

Data & Media loading...

  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): construction pragmatics; discourse markers; Hebrew language; multifunctionality
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