Demonstratives and Possessives with Attitude

An intersubjectively-oriented empirical study

ISBN 9789027246677 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027268822 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Linking grammatical analyses with ideas about a shareable reality, this book investigates some fascinating ways in which nominal reference is exploited to meet interpersonal and rhetorical goals. It focuses on the use of demonstrative and possessive determiners in Polish discourse and proposes that the phenomenon of deixis be reexamined in the light of linguistic variation. The book illustrates a growing concern with the application of cognitive grammar to the study of situated language use and its social outcomes. What emerges is a new understanding of the role of deictic elements as tools for establishing intersubjective coordination and expressing attitudes.
This book is for anyone actively seeking to understand how linguistic systems reflect human socio-cognitive abilities and in what ways reality is mediated through language.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 51] 2015.  xxii, 226 pp.
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“This detailed, sensitive description of grounding by demonstratives and possessives illuminates their interactive function as well as their role in constructing viewpoints. By exploring the social aspects of their use, it broadens and deepens our understanding of nominal grounding and its treatment in Cognitive Grammar.”
“This timely monograph reinvigorates the study of determiners and offers new interpretive tools. While focused on one language, Polish, it highlights a wide range of interpretive questions relevant in a cross-linguistic context, and tests the results empirically. Rybarczyk’s book proposes a highly effective methodology, and naturally connects cognitive grammar with the study of intersubjectivity and interpersonal attitudes.”
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Piórkowska, Agnieszka
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014045766 | Marc record