Discourse and Word Order

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Integrating various aspects of human communication traditionally treated in a number of separate disciplines, Olga T. Yokoyama develops a universal model of the smallest unit of informational discourse, and uncovers the regularities that govern the intentional verbal transfer of knowledge from one interlocutor to another. The author then places these processes within a new framework of Communicational Competence, which legitimizes certain nebulous but important linguistic phenomena hitherto caught in a noman's land between the formal and functional approaches to language. Russian word order, a classical problem of Slavic linguistics, is subjected to a rigorous examination within this theoretical framework; Yokoyama demonstrates how this “free word order language” can only be described by taking into account such generally neglected factors as the speakers' subjectivity and attitude. Of particular interest to Slavists is a new generative theory of Russian intonation, which is consistently incorporated into the description of Russian word order.
[Pragmatics & Beyond Companion Series, 6]  1987.  xii, 361 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
ix
Part One: A Model of Knowledge Transactions
1
Chapter 1: Four Sets of Knowledge in Contact
3
0. The Minimal Unit of Discourse
3
1. Communicable Knowledge
6
2. Sharing Knowledge
24
3. Two Individuals in Discourse
31
Chapter 2: The Procedures for Knowledge Transactions
43
0. Constraining Subjectivity
43
1. Assessment and Acknowledgment
44
2. Misassessment
53
Chapter 3: Discourse-Initial Utterances
73
0. Sentences, Illocutionary Acts and Utterances
73
1. Directives
75
2. Statements
77
3. Effusions
91
4. Questions
97
Chapter 4: Non-Discourse-Initial Utterances
119
0. Responses
119
1. Obligatory Responses
119
2. Voluntary Contributions
130
Chapter 5: Grammar and Pragmatics
141
1. The Model: a Summary
141
2. Between Grammar and Pragmatics
149
3. Communicational Competence
159
Part Two: Russian word Order
171
Chapter 6: History and Preliminaries
173
1. Word Order Permutations in Linguistic Theory
173
2. Russian Intonation and Word Order
176
Chapter 7: Discourse-Initial Utterances - I: Assessment
205
1. Directives
206
2. Statements
217
3. Questions
229
4. Effusions
243
5. Summary
245
Chapter 8: Discourse-Initial Utterances - II: Imposition and Grammatical Relations
253
1. Imposition
253
2. Grammatical Relations
270
Chapter 9: Non-Discourse-Initial Utterances
297
1. Answers to Questions
298
2. Voluntary Contributions Based on Links by Identity
306
3. Voluntary Contributions Based on Links by Associated Knowledge
312
4. Summary
326
Conclusion
331
References
337
Indexes
355
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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