Focus on Additivity

Adverbial modifiers in Romance, Germanic and Slavic languages

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| University of Torino
ISBN 9789027256836 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027265258 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
The present volume is centered on the notional domain of additivity. Many linguistic phenomena are based on additivity (i.e. are incremental) and additive relations are a mechanism that underlies a wide array of text types. Specifically, the present volume is centered on the class of function words which have been labeled, among many others, Additive Focusing Modifiers (FMs). The chapters gathered in this volume deal with the syntactic, prosodic and pragmatic properties of Additive FMs and new lines of research on these items are pursued, including (i) the historical development of Additive FMs and the use of these forms in older stages of the European languages; (ii) the pragmatic and sociolinguistic properties of Additive FMs, in particular of the functions they play in discourse and their distribution in different language varieties; (iii) the processing of Additive FMs by adults, in particular by relying on reading experiments involving eye tracking and self-paced reading; (iv) the use of Additive FMs in language contact situations and (v) the acquisition of Additive FMs by different learner groups.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 278]  2017.  vi, 334 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: On ‘additivity’ as a multidisciplinary research field
Anna-Maria De Cesare
Part I. Additive Focusing Modifiers from a typological and historical perspective
Chapter 1. Syntax and semantics of additive focus markers from a cross-linguistic perspective: A tentative assessment of the state of the art
Ekkehard König
Chapter 2. Meaning both ‘also’ and ‘only’? The intriguing polysemy of Old Italian pur(e)
Davide Ricca
Part II. Additive Focusing Modifiers from a semantic, prosodic and pragmatic perspective
Chapter 3. On the distribution of additive focus particles addirittura and perfino/persino in Italian
Vahram Atayan
Chapter 4. French additive particle aussi : Does prosody matter?
Sandra Benazzo and Cédric Patin
Chapter 5. Processing additivity in Spanish: incluso vs. además
Laura Nadal, Inés Recio Fernández, Martha Rudka and Óscar Loureda
Part III. Additive Focusing Modifiers from a discourse-oriented perspective
Chapter 6. Mapping additivity through translation: From French aussi to Italian anche and back in the Europarl-direct corpus
Cecilia Andorno and Anna-Maria De Cesare
Chapter 7. The scalar operator even and its German equivalents: Pragmatic and syntactic factors determining the use of auch, selbst and sogar in the Europarl corpus
Volker Gast
Part IV. Additive Focusing Modifiers from a language contact perspective
Chapter 8. Additive focus particles in German-speaking learners of Italian as L2
Irene Caloi
Chapter 9. Additive relations in L2 French: Contrasting acquisitional trends of Italian and Russian learners
Sandra Benazzo and Katia Paykin
Chapter 10. Ënghe, ence and also anche : Ladin and Italian additive particles in language contact situation
Ilaria Fiorentini
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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