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  • You Knowby Jan-Ola Östman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 102.00

    The basic function the expression you know serves in conversational discourse is said to be that of a pragmatic particle used when the speaker wants the addressee to accept as mutual knowledge (or at least be cooperative with respect to) the propositional content of his utterance. The fact that you know is even used when the addressee is assumed... more...

  • Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspectiveby Mirjam Fried; Jan-Ola Östman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 49.95

    This volume gives an easily accessible, yet comprehensive, sophisticated, and example-rich introduction to Construction Grammar as it has been developed from the early 1980?s by Charles J. Fillmore and his associates. It also provides a succinct account of the historical and intellectual background of the model and shows how Construction Grammar can... more...

  • Construction Grammarsby Jan-Ola Östman; Mirjam Fried

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 54.00

    The notion ?construction? has become indispensable in present-day linguistics and in language studies in general. This volume extends the traditional domain of Construction Grammar (CxG) in several directions, all with a cognitive basis. Addressing a number of issues (such as coercion, discourse patterning, language change), the contributions show... more...

  • Key Notions for Pragmaticsby Jef Verschueren; Jan-Ola Östman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 59.00

    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 the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational, interactional, or discursive angles,... more...

  • Pragmatics in Practiceby Jan-Ola Östman; Jef Verschueren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 59.00

    The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thereby attempting to divide up its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, discursive, variational, or interactional... more...

  • Pragmaticizing Understandingby Michael Meeuwis; Jan-Ola Östman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 49.95

    This chapter looks at the debates surrounding the reform of the German spelling system that took place from the early 1990s through to 2006. Given Germany’s federal system of government such changes, although proposed by a Government appointed Commission, had to be debated, and enacted by each individual State. During the course of this process... more...

  • Constructions across Grammarsby Martin Hilpert; Jan-Ola Östman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 135.00

    In research on bilingualism it is often assumed that linguistic structures can be shared across languages. The emphasis on generalization and categorization in construction grammar also seems to imply that speakers can develop cross-linguistic representations. This contribution argues that generalizations can occur only on the semantic level. Data... more...

  • Culture and Language Useby Gunter Senft; Jan-Ola Östman; Jef Verschueren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 59.00

    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, grammatical, social, variational, interactional, or discursive angles, this second volume reviews... more...

  • Grammar, Meaning and Pragmaticsby Frank Brisard; Jan-Ola Östman; Jef Verschueren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 59.00

    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... more...

  • Cognition and Pragmaticsby Dominiek Sandra; Jan-Ola Östman; Jef Verschueren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 59.00

    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, grammatical, social, variational, interactional, or discursive angles, this third volume focuses on the interface... more...