Meaning Through Language Contrast: V. 1

Meaning Through Language Contrast: V. 1

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These volumes contain selected papers from the Second International Conference on Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics that was held at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, in September 2000. They include papers on negation, temporality, modality, evidentiality, eventualities, grammar and conceptualization, grammaticalization, metaphor, cross-cultural pragmatics and speech acts and the semantics-pragmatics boundary. There are contributions by, amongst many others, Les Bruce, Ilinca Crainiceanu, Thorstein Fretheim, Saeko Fukushima, Ronald Geluykens, Javier Gutierrez-Rexach, Klaus von Heusinger, K. M. Jaszczolt, Susumu Kubo, Akiko Kurosawa, Eva Lavric, Didier Maillat, Marta Maleczki, Steve Nicolle, Sergei Tatevosov, L. M. Tovena, Jacqueline Visconti and Krista more

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  • Hardback | 395 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 25.4mm | 840g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588112063
  • 9781588112064

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Editorial preface (by Jaszczolt, Katarzyna M.); 3. Negation; 4. Distributional restrictions on negative determiners (by Tovena, Lucia M.); 5. Towards a comprehensive view of Negative Concord (by Peres, Joao); 6. Temporality; 7. On temporal constructions involving counting from anchor points: Semantic and pragmatic issues (by Moia, Telmo); 8. On the semantics and pragmatics of situational anaphoric temporal locators in Portuguese and in English (by Alves, Ana Teresa); 9. Remarks on the semantics of eventualities with measure phrases in English and Romanian (by Crainiceanu, Ilinca); 10. The present perfect in English and in Catalan (by Curell, Hortensia); 11. A contrastive reading of temporal-aspectual morphemes in Swahili: The case of '-li' and '-me' (by Iraki, Frederick Kang'ethe); 12. Modality; 13. Semantic and pragmatic constraints on mood selection (by Marques, Rui); 14. Dilemmas and excogitations: Further considerations on modality, clitics and discourse (by Capone, Alessandro); 15. Evidentiality; 16. Inferred evidence: Language-specific properties and universal constraints (by Tatevosov, Sergei); 17. Extension of meaning: Verbs of perception in English and Lithuanian (by Usoniene, Aurelija); 18. Perspectives on eventualities; 19. Information structure, argument structure, and typological variation (by Maleczki, Marta); 20. The network of demotion: Towards a unified account of passive constructions (by Sanso, Andrea); 21. Valence change and the function of intransitive verbs in English and Japanese (by Masuko, Mayumi); 22. The transitive/intransitive construction of events in Japanese and English discourse (by Mayes, Patricia); 23. Topics in grammar and conceptualization; 24. Towards a universal DRT model for the interpretation of directional PPs within a reference frame (by Maillat, Didier); 25. The interaction of syntax and pragmatics: The case of Japanese 'gapless' relatives (by Kurosawa, Akiko); 26. Constraint interaction at the semantics/pragmatics interface: The case of clitic doubling (by Gutierrez-Rexach, Javier); 27. Cross-language commutation tests and their application to an error-prone contrastive problem: Ger. einige, Fr. quelques, Sp. algunos (by Lavric, Eva); 28. Language index; 29. Name index; 30. Subject index; 31. Contents of Volume 2show more

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