Subjectivity and Subjectivisation: Linguistic Perspectives by Dieter SteinSubjectivity and Subjectivisation: Linguistic Perspectives by Dieter Stein

Subjectivity and Subjectivisation: Linguistic Perspectives

EditorDieter Stein, Susan Wright

Paperback | November 24, 2005

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The notion of subjectivity explored here concerns expression of self and the representation of a speaker's perspective or point of view in discourse. Subjectivization involves the structures and strategies that languages evolve in the linguistic realization of subjectivity and the relevant processes of linguistic evolution themselves. This volume reflects the growing attention in linguistics and related disciplines commanded by the centrality of the speaker in language. An international team of contributors offers a series of studies on grammatical, diachronic, and literary aspects of subjectivity and subjectivization, from a variety of perspectives including literary stylistics, historical linguistics, formal semantics, and discourse analysis. The essays look at the role of the perspective of locutionary agents, their expression of affect and modality in linguistic expressions and discourse, and the effects of these phenomena on the formal shape of discourse. This volume demonstrates how deeply embedded in linguistic expression subjectivity is, and how central to human discourse.
Susan Wright lives in New York City.
Title:Subjectivity and Subjectivisation: Linguistic PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:November 24, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521023491

ISBN - 13:9780521023498

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Table of Contents

1. Subjectivity and subjectivisation: an introduction Edward Finegan; 2. The epistemic weil Rudi Keller; 3. Subjectification in grammaticalisation Elizabeth Closs Traugott; 4. Emphatic and reflexive-self: expectations, viewpoint and subjectivity Suzanne Kemmer; 5. Subjectification and the development of the English perfect Kathleen Carey; 6. Subjectification, syntax, and communication Arie Verhagen; 7. Subjective meanings and the history of inversions in English Dieter Stein; 8. Subjectivity and experiential syntax Susan Wright; 9. Non-anaphoric reflexives in free indirect style: expressing the subjectivity of the non-speaker Laurel Brinton; 10. From empathetic deixis to empathetic narrative: stylisation and (de)-subjectivisation as processes of language change Sylvia Adamson; Indexes.