Talking at Work: Corpus-based Explorations of Workplace by Lucy Pickering, Eric Friginal, Shelley Staples

By Lucy Pickering, Eric Friginal, Shelley Staples

This publication deals unique corpus examine in a number of place of work contexts together with office-based settings, name middle interactions and healthcare verbal exchange. Chapters during this edited quantity collect prime students within the box of corpus research in place of work discourse and contain information from a number of corpora. utilizing a number qualitative and quantitative analytic techniques together with dialog research, Linguistic Profiling and sign in research, the publication introduces exact really expert corpus information within the components of Augmentative and replacement verbal exchange, nursing, and cross-cultural conversation, between others.

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The Parameter of Aspect by Carlota S. Smith

By Carlota S. Smith

This paintings provides a unified idea of point inside of common Grammar. It offers an strange mixture of syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic ways to a unmarried area, and provides special linguistic analyses of 5 languages with very assorted aspectual platforms: English, French, Mandarin chinese language, Navajo and Russian. This moment version has been thoroughly revised to incorporate additional improvement of the two-component idea, together with new remedies of boundedness, dynamism and a basic account of aspectual shifts. It contains syntactic and semantic assessments.

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The Semantic Variability of Absolute Constructions by Gregory T. Stump (auth.)

By Gregory T. Stump (auth.)

The objective of this booklet is to enquire the semantics of absolute structures in English; particularly, my item is to give an explanation for the semantic variability of such structures. As has been largely famous in conventional grammatical experiences of English, loose adjuncts and absolute words be ready to playa variety of particular logical roles within the sentences during which they seem; but, ironically, they lack any overt indication in their logical connection to the clause which they change. How, then, is the logical functionality of an absolute building made up our minds? In trying to solution this query, one needs to unavoidably deal with a couple of extra common matters: Is the that means assigned to a linguistic expression unavoidably made up our minds by way of linguistic ideas, or can the grammar of a language every now and then easily underdetermine the translation of expressions? Are the truthconditions of a sentence ever delicate to the inferences of language clients? if this is the case, then is it attainable to keep up the validity of any rather important model of the Compositionality precept? those are, after all, problems with nice inherent curiosity to somebody interested by the formal syntax and semantics of normal language, with the philosophy of language, or with language processing. The descriptive framework assumed all through is the semantic conception built by way of Richard Montague (1970a, 1970b, 1973) and his fans. (For a really thorough advent to Montague semantics, the reader could seek advice from Dowty, Wall and Peters (1981 ).

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Foundations of French Syntax (Cambridge Textbooks in by Michael Allan Jones

By Michael Allan Jones

Designed for college kids, this designated research of the central components of French grammar combines the insights of recent linguistic concept with these of extra conventional grammarians. thought is positioned firmly within the carrier of description and research, and scholars are guided to an figuring out of the French language to be able to supplement the knowledge provided by means of conventional reference grammars. The booklet contains dialogue of verbs and verb words, voice, stressful and temper, the noun word and pronouns, prepositions and diversifications in sentence-structure. the writer can pay distinctive recognition to these components of French grammar which pose problems for an English-speaking reader. each one bankruptcy is by means of a collection of difficulties and routines, and by means of an invaluable consultant to extra analyzing. Foundations of French Syntax assumes no earlier wisdom of linguistics, and may entice scholars and academics of linguistics, French and different Romance languages.

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The Lexical Field of Taste: A Semantic Study of Japanese by A. E. Backhouse

By A. E. Backhouse

During this outstanding new paintings, Dr. Backhouse undertakes a semantic examine of flavor phrases in glossy spoken jap. via an research of the diversity of vocabulary to be had for the outline of style traits, and their interrelationship by way of which means, Dr. Backhouse provides a delicate elucidation of the constitution of eastern flavor phrases, which has major implications for anthropological linguistics. He explores very important semantic concerns, similar to the connection among evaluative and descriptive which means, the intralinguistic mechanisms at paintings in metaphor, and attracts illuminating connections among the lexical box of colour and that of style.

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How to Think about Meaning by Paul Saka

By Paul Saka

In response to truth-conditional semantics, to give an explanation for the that means of an announcement is to specify the stipulations helpful and adequate for its fact. This publication develops a extra radical mentalist semantics by way of moving the item of semantic inquiry. Classical semantics analyzes an summary sentence or utterance comparable to "Grass is green"; in attitudinal semantics the item of inquiry is a propositional angle corresponding to "Speaker so-and-so thinks grass is green".

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Media Transformation: The Transfer of Media Characteristics by L. Elleström

By L. Elleström

It is a methodical examine of the cloth and psychological limits and probabilities of shifting info and media qualities between assorted media. Elleström proposes a version for pinpointing the main important conceptual entities and levels in intermedial transfers concerning diversified media kinds similar to speech, writing, tune, motion pictures, and internet sites.

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New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality (Routledge by Ruth Page

By Ruth Page

The individuals during this collection question what different types of relationships carry among narrative stories and the lately tested box of multimodality, evaluation how we would strengthen an analytical vocabulary which acknowledges that tales don't include phrases by myself, and exhibit the ways that multimodality brings into clean concentration the embodied nature of narrative construction and processing. Engaging with a spectrum of multimodal storytelling, from ‘low tech’ examples encompassing face-to-face tales, comedian books, revealed literature, via to opera, movie edition and tv documentary, stretching past to narratives that hire new media corresponding to hypertext, functionality paintings, and interactive museum publications, this volume examines the interaction of semiotic codes (visual, oral, aural, haptic, physiological) inside of every one case below scrutiny, thereby exposing either issues of commonality and distinction within the diversity of multimodal narrative stories.

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