Cognitive Poetics: Goals, Gains and Gaps (Applications of by Geert Brone, Jeroen Vandaele

By Geert Brone, Jeroen Vandaele

This quantity bargains a cutting-edge number of reports within the quickly turning out to be interdisciplinary box of cognitive poetics. In coupling cognitive linguistics and poetics, cognitive poeticians goal to supply cognitive readings of literary texts. by means of bringing jointly key avid gamers and critics in a environment of interdisciplinary discussion, this quantity captures the objectives, earnings and gaps of this rising box.

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On the Grammar of Optative Constructions by Patrick Georg Grosz

By Patrick Georg Grosz

This monograph is among the first theoretical stories of optatives. Optative buildings exhibit hope with no an overt lexical merchandise that suggests ‘desire’. the writer particularly investigates optatives with the syntax of embedded clauses that comprise prototypical debris comparable to ‘only’. He rejects the view that optativity arises compositionally from the traditional semantics of embedded clauses and prototypical debris. the subsequent process is proposed: Desirability is because of a generalized scalar exclamation operator EX. additionally, clausal houses resembling factivity/counterfactuality are encoded in a temper head, which co-determines morphological temper and complementizer selection. ultimately, the prototypical debris that optatives include are truth-conditionally vacuous presupposition triggers. for that reason, those that means elements don't have interaction at once, yet their meanings converge, with the outcome that they prototypically co-occur. This monograph is of curiosity for formal semanticists, syntacticians, pragmaticists and morphologists, and particularly appropriate for examine on temper and particle semantics.

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Form and Function in Language Research: Papers in Honour of by Johannes Helmbrecht, Stavros Skopeteas, Yong-Min Shin,

By Johannes Helmbrecht, Stavros Skopeteas, Yong-Min Shin, Elisabeth Verhoeven

Language description enriches linguistic conception and linguistic concept sharpens language description. in accordance with this assumption, the amount offers theoretical and empirical stories that discover the explanatory energy of functional-typological linguistics for the research of the world's languages.

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Advances in Frame Semantics by Mirjam Fried, Kiki Nikiforidou

By Mirjam Fried, Kiki Nikiforidou

This quantity provides the various most up-to-date learn in body Semantics, together with paintings in computational lexicography as constructed in the FrameNet undertaking. utilizing diversified fabric from English, Italian, and eastern, the contributions jointly extend the theoretical, conceptual, and computational gear of body semantics, by means of learning various concerns referring to not just lexical constitution, linked to cognitive frames, but additionally the fewer studied interactional frames and their courting to grammatical association. whereas addressing a few linguistic phenomena, similar to verbs of visible conception, metaphoric language, subordinating connectives, paraphrasing, honorifics, convinced pragmatic debris, uncomplicated speech acts, and the semantic structuring of criminal texts, the analyses additionally spotlight the wider query of integrating frames inside of wealthy lexical and grammatical descriptions, no matter if within the context of lexicon-building assets, versions for wisdom illustration, experimental modeling of language acquisition and processing, conceptual metaphor thought, paraphrase examine, or the communicative grounding of linguistic constitution.
Originally released in Constructions and Frames Vol. 3:1 (2011) and Vol. 2:2 (2010).

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Business Grammar, Style & Usage: The Most Used Desk by Alicia Abell

By Alicia Abell

About the Book
Business Grammar, variety & Usage is the 1st ever booklet to target the paintings of commercial writing and talking in line with the best way executives really write and communicate, rather than being involved in a 3rd party's (such as an unknown writer or booklet) writing guidelines.

The booklet makes a speciality of themes comparable to frequently misused punctuation and spelling, misused phrases, constructing a writing kind, and most sensible 10 ideas for writing and conversing in an articulate manner.

The ebook additionally covers the correct how you can write a canopy letter, memo, speech, government precis, article/report, or even the do's and don'ts of email.

Regardless of your present flair for writing or conversing, this fast learn and simple to persist with ebook is bound to make you a extra polished and articulate enterprise author and speaker.

About the Author
Alicia Abell has edited and written for such courses as U.S. information and global Report, Washingtonian, and Motley Fool. She is an editor for America Online's information carrier and the writer of Tools for the Direct entry Trader. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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The Acquisition of Verbs and their Grammar: The Effect of by Natalia Gagarina, Insa Gülzow

By Natalia Gagarina, Insa Gülzow

This quantity investigates the linguistic improvement of kids with reference to their wisdom of the verb and its grammar.

The choice of papers offers empirical facts from a wide selection of languages together with Hebrew, German, Croatian, jap, English, Spanish, Dutch, Indonesian, Estonian, Russian and French.

Findings are interpreted with a spotlight on cross-linguistic similarities and ameliorations, with out subscribing to both a UG-based or usage-based approach.

Currently debated issues, akin to the function of frequency, in addition to conventional ones equivalent to bootstrapping are built-in into the presentation of language-specific, learner-specific and extra common houses of the purchase process.

The papers are united by means of their specialise in getting to know what determines rule-governed habit in language newcomers who're coming to phrases with the grammar of verbs.

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