The Grammar–Pragmatics Interface

Essays in honor of Jeanette K. Gundel

| Simon Fraser University
| University of Mary Washington
ISBN 9789027253989 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027292438 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
This collection of papers celebrates the work of Jeanette K. Gundel, who has contributed to the field of the grammar-pragmatics interface through her publications on the syntactic realization of topic and comment and the cognitive status of referring expressions, as well as by inspiring colleagues to make contributions to the overall field of pragmatics. This volume collects together papers from colleagues and former students on pragmatics and syntax, pragmatics and reference, and pragmatics and social variables. The volume includes papers devoted to explicating the grammar-pragmatics interface, with the focus of the papers ranging from Gricean and post-Gricean pragmatics, construction grammar, and genre theory to formal semantics, as well as papers devoted to expanding on Gundel's own original approach to factors such as the cognitive status decisions underlying speakers' choice of referring expression and the topic and focus decisions underlying speakers' choice of syntactic construction.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 155]  2007.  viii, 345 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
I. Pragmatics and Syntax
Lexical subjects and the conflation strategy
Laura A. Michaelis and Hartwell S. Francis
The information structure of it-clefts, wh-clefts and reverse wh-clefts in English
Nancy Hedberg and Lorna Fadden
Epistemic would, open propositions and truncated clefts
Gregory Ward, Jeffrey P. Kaplan and Betty J. Birner
It’s over: Verbal -le in Mandarin Chinese
Hooi Ling Soh and Mei Jia Gao
II. Pragmatics and Reference
Knowing who’s important: Relative discourse salience and Irish pronominal forms
Ann E. Mulkern
The correspondence between cognitive status and the form of kind-referring NPs
Kaja Borthen
Context dependence and semantic types in the interpretation of clausal arguments
Michael Hegarty
Implicit internal arguments, event structure, predication and anaphoric reference
Francis Cornish
‘Switch-polarity’ anaphora in English and Norwegian
Thorstein Fretheim
What on earth: Non-referential interrogatives
Maria Polinsky
III. Pragmatic and Social Variables
A grammar in every register? The case of definite descriptions
Mira Ariel
Apologies — form and function: “I think it was your foot I was stepping on”
Suellen Rundquist
Subjectivity, perspective and footing in Japanese co-constructions
Polly E. Szatrowski
Index of names
Index of subjects
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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