Function and Structure

In honor of Susumu Kuno

| Dokkyo University
| Tokyo Metropolitan University
ISBN 9789027250735 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781556198229 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027299079 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
This collection of papers on functional syntax shows the development of a specific stream of functional linguistics initiated by Susumu Kuno of Harvard University. Inspired by Prague School linguists such as Jan Firbas and Vilém Mathesius, Kuno developed a more comprehensive and theory-oriented approach and linked it with the American formalist approach of generative grammar.
His approach is thus a unique combination of functionalism and formalism that constantly urges the promotion of interactions between these two major trends in linguistics. The papers in this collection coherently deal with functional aspects of linguistics from a wide variety of perspectives such as theoretical, applicational, experimental and diachronic aspects, incorporating the functional concept advocated by Kuno.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 59]  1999.  x, 398 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Akio Kamio and Ken-ichi Takami
1. Functional syntax
A Comparison of postposed subjects in English and Italian
Gregory Ward
A functional constraint on extraposition from NP
Ken-ichi Takami
The speech act empathy hierarchy and Russian possessives
Olga T. Yokoyama
Aspects of hypothetical meaning in Japanese conditionals
Wesley M. Jacobsen
A context-based account of English passives with indefinite subjects
Aiko Utsugi
Observations on three anaphoric expressions in Japanese
Etsuko Kaburaki Tomoda
Qualification and point of view
Jacqueline Guillemin-Flescher
2. Other Functional Aspects of Language
Towards a theory of desirability in conditional reasoning
Noriko Akatsuka
Relative tense and absolute tense in adverbial adjuncts in Japanese
Kiri Lee
Specific NP in scope
Becky Kennedy
Some referential properties of English it and that
Akio Kamio and Margaret Thomas
The role of empathy in sentence production: A functional analysis of aphasic and normal elicited narratives in Japanese and English
Lise Menn, Akio Kamio, Makoto Hayashi, Ikuyo Fujita, Sumiko Sasanuma and Larry Boles
Personal pronoun shift in Japanese: A case study in lexical change and point of view
John Whitman
Subject Index
Name Index
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