Deictic Conceptualisation of Space, Time and Person
Friedrich Lenz | University of Passau
This volume is a collection of articles which present the results of investigations into the grammar, semantics and pragmatics of deictic expressions in several languages. Special emphasis is placed on contrastive studies that take cognitive and cultural context into account. Both the empirical and theoretical studies focus on the ways in which spatial, temporal, personal and textual entities are conceptualised and referred to. The cognitive approach proves to be a promising perspective combining aspects of perception, reasoning and linguistic expression to reveal what seems to be at the very heart of deictics.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 112] 2003. xiv, 279 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Contents | pp. v–vi
Deictic conceptualisation of space, time and person: IntroductionFriedrich Lenz | pp. vii–xiv
1. ‘Addressee effects’ in demonstrative systems: The cases of Tiriyó and Brazilian PortugueseSérgio Meira | pp. 3–11
2. Deictics in the conversational dyad: Findings in Spanish and some cross-linguistic outlinesKonstanze Jungbluth | pp. 13–40
3. Non-deictic uses of the deictic motion verbs kommen and gehen in GermanClaudio di Meola | pp. 41–67
4. Origo, pointing, and conceptualization — what gestures reveal about the nature of the origo in face-to-face interactionEllen Fricke | pp. 69–93
5. Two ways of construing complex temporal structuresChristiane von Stutterheim, Mary Carroll and Wolfgang Klein | pp. 97–133
6. "Look here, what I am saying!": Speaker deixis and implicature as the basis of modality and future tenseThomas A. Fritz | pp. 135–151
7. The ‘subjective’ effects of negation and past subjunctive on deontic modals: The case of German dürfen and sollenTanja Mortelmans | pp. 153–182
8. Politeness distinctions in second person pronounsJohannes Helmbrecht | pp. 185–202
9. Deictic use of demonstrative pronouns in the RigvedaKatharina Kupfer | pp. 203–221
10. Towards a unified model of domain-bound referenceManfred Consten | pp. 223–248
11. Deixis and speech situation revisited: The mechanism of perceived perceptionHeiko Hausendorf | pp. 249–269
Index | pp. 271–274
“What has become obvious, is that research on deixis has grown out of its traditional focus on the nature of the referent (space, time, person) and is moving on to investigating the more subtle aspects of the process of referring itself. [...] all in all a very stimulating volume.”
Sonja Kleinke, Leipzig, in Anglia, Band 122:4 (2004)
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General