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  • Bridging and Relevanceby Tomoko Matsui

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    While it has long been taken for granted that context or background information plays a crucial role in reference assignment, there have been very few serious attempts to investigate exactly how they are used. This study provides an answer to the question through an extensive analysis of cases of bridging. The book demonstrates that when encountering... more...

  • Broadening the Horizon of Linguistic Politenessby Robin T. Lakoff; Sachiko Ide

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 180.00

    This collection of 19 papers celebrates the coming of age of the field of politeness studies, now in its 30th year. It begins with an investigation of the meaning of politeness, especially linguistic politeness, and presents a short history of the field of linguistic politeness studies, showing how such studies go beyond the boundaries of conventional... more...

  • The Building Blocks of Meaningby Michele Prandi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 203.00

    The shaping of complex meanings depends on punctual and relational coding and inferencing. Coding is viewed as a vector which can run either from expression to content or from concepts to (linguistic) forms to mark independent conceptual relations. While coding relies on systematic resources internal to language, inferencing essentially depends on... more...

  • Building Coherence and Cohesionby Maite Taboada

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 173.00

    This book examines the resources that speakers employ when building conversations. These resources contribute to overall coherence and cohesion, which speakers create and maintain interactively as they build on each other’s contributions. The study is cross-linguistic, drawing on parallel corpora of task-oriented dialogues between dyads of native speakers... more...

  • C-ORAL-ROMby Emanuela Cresti; Massimo Moneglia

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 180.00

    The C-ORAL-ROM book and DVD provide a unique set of comparable corpora of spontaneous speech for the main Romance languages, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. The corpora are accompanied by comparative linguistic studies, models and standard linguistic measures of spoken language variability. Each corpus is built to the same design using identical... more...

  • Caging the Beastby Paula Droege

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 102.00

    A major obstacle for materialist theories of the mind is the problem of sensory consciousness. How could a physical brain produce conscious sensory states that exhibit the rich and luxurious qualities of red velvet, a Mozart concerto or fresh-brewed coffee? Caging the Beast: A Theory of Sensory Consciousness offers to explain what these conscious... more...

  • The Caldron of Consciousnessby Ralph D. Ellis; Natika Newton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 102.00

    From a neuropsychological perspective, awareness of emotions is a complex function involving several components (perceptual decoding and conceptualization, memory and attention, and psychophysiological responses). Pathological conditions of the nervous system as well as certain experimental procedures in healthy persons may induce dissociations of... more...

  • Calling for Helpby Carolyn Baker; Michael Emmison; Alan Firth

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 180.00

    Telephone helplines have become one of the most pervasive sites of expert-lay interaction in modern societies throughout the world. Yet surprisingly little is known of the in situ , language-based processes of help-seeking and help-giving behavior that occurs within them. This collection of original studies by both internationally renowned and emerging... more...

  • Case and Grammatical Relationsby Greville G. Corbett; Michael Noonan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 149.00

    This paper presents and analyzes the encoding of aspect in Heritage Russian (HR), an incompletely acquired language spoken by those for whom another language became dominant at an early age. The HR aspectual system is distinct from the baseline. Aspectual distinctions are lost due to the leveling or loss of morphological marking. As a result, heritage... more...

  • Case, Referentiality and Phrase Structureby Balkiz Öztürk

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 165.00

    This book proposes that the two “independent” conditions on argumenthood, namely, case and referentiality, are strongly correlated and have to be associated with each other in syntax as syntactic features. It shows that languages exhibit variation in the way this association is implemented in their syntax, which presents an explanation for the differences... more...