Perspectives on Semantics, Pragmatics, and Discourse

A Festschrift for Ferenc Kiefer

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| University of Arizona
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Professor Ferenc Kiefer of the Linguistics Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was instrumental in bringing early transformational grammar to Europe. His extensive work contributes substantially to making a connection between the grammatical theory and other areas of linguistics. The 17 essays in this book celebrate his career by continuing to explore inter-area research in linguistics: pragmatics in grammar (de Groot, van Riemsdijk, Dressler & Barbaresi, Comrie), semantic compositionality and pragmatics (Wunderlich, Partee, Borschev, Szabo, Bach), logical structures and universals in semantics and pragmatics (van der Auwera, Bultinck, Burton-Roberts, Harnish, Wierzbicka) dialogue and thematic structure (Jonasson, Doherty, Hajicova, Panevova, Sgall, Allwood, Fraser).
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 90]  2001.  xxii, 352 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface: Ferenc Kiefer’s work in semantics and pragmatics
vii–viii
Introduction
ix–xviii
Selected books and articles by Ferenc Kiefer in semantics and pragmatics
xix–xxi
Part I: Pragmatics in grammar
1
Functional Grammar and the non-lexical expression of absence
Casper de Groot
3–20
A far from simple matter: Syntactic reflexes of syntax-pragmatics misalignments
Henk van Riemsdijk
21–41
Morphopragmatics of diminutives and augmentatives: On the priority of pragmatics over semantics
Wolfgang U. Dressler and Lavinia Merlini Barbaresi
43–58
“Love your enemies”: Affective constructions in two Daghestanian languages
Bernard Comrie
59–72
Part II: Semantic compositionality and pragmatics
73
Two comparatives
Dieter Wunderlich
75–89
Some puzzles of predicate possessives
Barbara H. Partee and Vladimir Borschev
91–117
Adjectives in context
Zoltan Gendler Szabo
119–146
Semantically speaking
Kent Bach
147–170
Part III: Logical structures and universals in semantics and pragmatics
171
On the lexical typology of modals, quantifiers, and connectives
Johan van der Auwera and Bert Bultinck
173–186
Grelling’s paradox: Its significance for linguistic theory
Noel Burton-Roberts
187–201
Frege on mood and force
Robert M. Harnish
203–228
Leibnizian linguistics
Anna Wierzbicka
229–253
Part IV: Dialogue and thematic structure
255
Naming conventions, focalization, and point of view in Balzac’s La Peau de chagrin
Kerstin Jonasson
257–271
Discourse theory and the translation of clefts between English and German
Monika Doherty
273–292
Tectogrammatics in corpus tagging
Eva Hajičová, Jarmila Panevová and Petr Sgall
293–299
Capturing differences between social activities in spoken language
Jens Allwood
301–319
An account of innuendo
Bruce Fraser
321–336
Name index
337–339
Language index
341–342
Subject index
343–348
“More often than not, when colleagues and friends join forces to pay tribute to a scholar on his or her nth birthday, the product is just what you would expect: a Festschrift. The variety, orientation, and quality of the contributions to this Festschrift for Ferenc Kiefer, however, make it truly representative of an episode in the recent history of linguistics characterized by the search for a descriptive and explanatory balance between approaches to language as form, meaning, and use. The volume bears witness to the unique position which Kiefer himself occupies in this search.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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