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  • Discursive Pragmaticsby Jan Zienkowski; 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, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational, or interactional angles, this 8 th volume... more...

  • Historical Sociopragmaticsby Jonathan Culpeper

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 120.00

    Originally published as a special issue of Journal of Historical Pragmatics 10:2 (2009), this is the first book to map out historical sociopragmatics, a multidisciplinary field located within historical pragmatics, but overlapping with socially-oriented fields, such as sociolinguistics and critical discourse analysis. Historical sociopragmatics has... more...

  • Time, Tense and Aspect in Early Vedic Grammarby Eystein Dahl

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    This book takes a fresh look at the relationship between asepct, tense and mood in Early Vedic, the language of the Rigveda. Although numerous studies have examined the functional range of individual verbal categories in this language, this work is the first attempt to approach this problem from an overall, systemic perspective. With insights from... more...

  • The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Amdəyaby Jared Greenblatt

    BRILL 2010; US$ 266.00

    This work is a linguistic description of an obsolescent dialect of Neo-Aramaic. The dialect was originally spoken by Jews residing in the village of Am dya (a.k.a Amadiya) in modern-day northern Iraq. No native speakers of this dialect remain in situ. They, along with the other Jewish communities of the Kurdish region, had all left by 1951. The majority... more...

  • Telecinematic Discourseby Roberta Piazza; Monika Bednarek; Fabio Rossi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    In television comedies, the system of the English language, defined here as a set of choices from conventionalised language elements (Halliday 1994: xxvi) is used to create humour. From this perspective, humorous communication first appears as a phenomenon of instantiation (Halliday and Matthiessen 2004: 26–29), which uses, but does not immediately... more...

  • Making Semantics Pragmaticby Ken Turner

    BRILL 2011; US$ 114.95

    A collection of invited papers that intends to explore the nature of the semantics/pragmatics interface by examining the extent to which the analysis of certain expressions or constructions can be pragmaticised. It contains papers that address the topic of 'making pragmatics semantic'. more...

  • Cognitive Approaches to Tense, Aspect, and Epistemic Modalityby Adeline Patard; Frank Brisard

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    This chapter explores the connection between past tense and modality in English and French. After arguing for a temporal definition of past tenses, I reinterpret the classical opposition between temporal uses and modal uses in terms of the speakers’s referential or subjective intentionality. I further distinguish between the epistemic uses –... more...

  • The Event Structure of Perception Verbsby Nikolas Gisborne

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 124.99

    This book examines the semantics and syntactic behaviour of perception verbs such as look, see, taste, hear, feel, sound, and listen. It considers their meanings, modality, and irregularity, and examines the kinds of polysemy they exhibit. It offers new insights on lexical causation, evidentiality, and processes of cognition. more...

  • Procedural Meaning: Problems and Perspectivesby Victoria Escandell-Vidal; Manuel Leonetti; Aoife Ahern

    BRILL 2011; US$ 154.95

    The contributions in this volume represent an inflection point in the delimitation and understanding of the notion of procedural meaning and open new paths for future research. more...

  • Reciprocals and Semantic Typologyby Nicholas Evans; Alice Gaby; Stephen C. Levinson; Asifa Majid

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    In the concluding remarks that follow the results of the preceding articles are examined and discussed in the light of concepts of reciprocity distinguished in linguistics and other disciplines. It is shown that these contributions enlarge the empirical basis for the study of reciprocity and contribute to strengthening earlier cross-linguistic generalizations.... more...