Discourse Structuring Markers in English

A historical constructionalist perspective on pragmatics

| Stanford University
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ISBN 9789027210913 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
 
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This book is a contribution to the growing field of diachronic construction grammar. Focus is on corpus evidence for the importance of including conventionalized pragmatics within construction grammar and suggestions for how to do so. The empirical domain is the development of Discourse Structuring Markers in English such as after all, also, all the same, by the way, further and moreover (also known as Discourse Markers). The term Discourse Structuring Markers highlights their use not only to connect discourse segments but also to shape discourse coherence and understanding. Monofunctional Discourse Structuring Markers like further, instead, moreover are distinguished from multifunctional ones like after all and by the way. Drawing on usage-based work on constructionalization and constructional changes, the book is in three parts: foundational concepts, case studies, and currently open issues in diachronic construction grammar. These open issues are how to incorporate the concepts subjectification and intersubjectification into a constructional account of change, whether position in a clause is a construction, and the nature of constructional networks and how they change.
[Constructional Approaches to Language, 33]  Expected May 2022.  xviii, 267 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
List of figures
xi–xii
List of tables
xiii
List of abbreviations
xv
Preface and acknowledgments
xviii
Chapter 1. Introduction and overview
2–17
Part I. Foundations
22–100
Chapter 2. Cognitive linguistics and construction grammar
22–31
Chapter 3. A Diachronic Construction Grammar view of language change
34–58
Chapter 4. Discourse Structuring Markers and some generalizations about how they arise
60–83
Chapter 5. Alternative hypotheses about the rise of Discourse Markers
86–100
Part II. Case studies
104–187
Chapter 6. The development of elaborative markers
104–119
Chapter 7. The development of contrastive markers
122–138
Chapter 8. The development of markers of “digressive” topic shift
140–154
Chapter 9. The development of markers of return to a prior topic
156–164
Chapter 10. The development of combinations of DMs
166–187
Part III. Three open issues for a historical constructionalist perspective on pragmatics
192–244
Chapter 11. Subjectification, intersubjectification and the rise of DSMs
192–202
Chapter 12. Clausal positions of DMs
204–224
Chapter 13. Changes in networks and nodes
226–238
Chapter 14. Conclusion and prospects
240–244
References
245–266
Names index
267
Subject index
268
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
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ONIX 3.0