Pragmatic Organization Of Discourse In The Languages Of Europe by Giuliano BerniniPragmatic Organization Of Discourse In The Languages Of Europe by Giuliano Bernini

Pragmatic Organization Of Discourse In The Languages Of Europe

byGiuliano Bernini

Hardcover | July 1, 2006

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The volume is a collection of papers reporting the results of investigations on the interaction of discourse and sentence structure in the languages of Europe. The subjects discussed in the book include: morphosyntactic characteristics of spontaneous spoken texts; different patterns of word order in a pragmatic perspective; the coding of the pragmatic functions topic and focus in sentences with non-canonical word orders (e.g. dislocations, clefts); the range of functions of verb-subject order in declarative clauses and the notion of theticity; prosodic patterns of de-accenting of given information; deixis and anaphora; coding of definiteness and article systems. The book provides the empirical basis for the comparative survey of major phenomena found in the languages of Europe which have pragmatic relevance. Beside traditional areas of investigation at the interface between syntax and pragmatics such as dislocations, new areas are explored, such as the prosody of given information. Data are considered within a functional-typological approach.
Title:Pragmatic Organization Of Discourse In The Languages Of EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:632 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 2006Publisher:Mouton De GruyterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3110157535

ISBN - 13:9783110157536

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