Grammar, Meaning and Pragmatics
Frank Brisard, Jan-Ola Ístman, Jef Verschueren
John Benjamins Publishing, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 308 pages
The ten volumes of "Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights" focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While other volumes select philosophical, cognitive, cultural, social, variational, interactional, or discursive points of view, this fifth volume looks at the field of linguistic pragmatics from a primarily grammatical angle. That is, it asks in which particular sense a variety of older and more recent functional (rather than generative) models of grammar relate to the study of language in use: how this affects their general outlook on language structure, whether issues of language use inform the very makeup of these models or are merely included as possible research themes, and how far the actual integration of pragmatics ultimately goes (is it a module/layer or is the model truly usage-based ?). Each of the authors presenting these models has taken systematic care to highlight the relevant problems and focus on the implications of considering pragmatic phenomena from the point of view of grammar. Furthermore, a limited number of chapters deal with traditional topics in the grammatical literature, and specifically those which are called pragmatic because they either are not strictly concerned with truth (semantics), or receive their (truth) value only from an interaction with context. In the introduction, these theories and topics are set up against the historical background of a gradually changing attitude, on the part of grammarians, towards questions of linguistic knowledge and behavior, and the role of learning in their relationship."
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Pragmatics in functional discourse grammar
Role and reference grammar
Semantics vs pragmatics
Tense and aspect
The series Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights
Other editions - View all
Addressee adverbial analysis anaphoric approach argues aspects Cambridge University Press clause cognitive Cognitive Linguistics Communicated Content complement Component concepts construction grammar context contrast conversation definite deixis deontic Discourse Acts discussed distinction elements encoding English epistemic modality event example expressions Fauconnier Fillmore formal frame function Givˇn grammaticalization GS-ists Gundel Hopper iconicity identify Illocution implicature indefinite inference information structure interaction interpretation John Benjamins Lakoff Lambrecht lexical linguistic logic marked markedness markers meaning mental spaces mental spaces theory morphosyntactic MTAs narrative negation negative non-finite clause notion noun phrases Ístman patterns perfective aspect perspective pitch accent position possible pragmatic Prague School predicate presupposition principle pronouns proposition question reference referential relevant representation rhetorical relation role scalar Section semantics and pragmatics sentence speaker specific speech act Subacts syntactic syntax temporal tense tion topic types typological utterance Valin verb word order