Meaning Through Language Contrast

Volume 1

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| University of Cambridge
| University of Brighton
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These volumes contain selected papers from the Second International Conference on Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics that was held at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, in September 2000. They include papers on negation, temporality, modality, evidentiality, eventualities, grammar and conceptualization, grammaticalization, metaphor, cross-cultural pragmatics and speech acts and the semantics-pragmatics boundary. There are contributions by, amongst many others, Les Bruce, Ilinca Crainiceanu, Thorstein Fretheim, Saeko Fukushima, Ronald Geluykens, Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach, Klaus von Heusinger, K. M. Jaszczolt, Susumu Kubo, Akiko Kurosawa, Eva Lavric, Didier Maillat, Márta Maleczki, Steve Nicolle, Sergei Tatevosov, L. M. Tovena, Jacqueline Visconti and Krista Vogelberg.

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 99]  2003.  xii, 388 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
Editorial preface
Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt and Ken Turner
xi
Negation
1
Distributional restrictions on negative determiners
Lucia M. Tovena
3–28
Towards a comprehensive view of Negative Concord
João Peres
29–42
Temporality
43
On temporal constructions involving counting from anchor points: Semantic and pragmatic issues
Telmo Móia
45–59
On the semantics and pragmatics of situational anaphoric temporal locators in Portuguese and in English
Ana Teresa Alves
61–74
Remarks on the semantics of eventualities with measure phrases in English and Romanian
Ilinca Crainiceanu
75–100
The present perfect in English and in Catalan
Hortènsia Curell
101–115
A contrastive reading of temporal-aspectual morphemes in Swahili: The case of ‘-li’ and ‘-me’
Frederick Kang’ethe Iraki
117–125
Modality
127
Semantic and pragmatic constraints on mood selection
Rui Marques
129–146
Dilemmas and excogitations: Further considerations on modality, clitics and discourse
Alessandro Capone
147–173
Evidentiality
175
Inferred evidence: Language-specific properties and universal constraints
Sergei Tatevosov
177–192
Extension of meaning: Verbs of perception in English and Lithuanian
Aurelija Usonienė
193–220
Perspectives on eventualities
221
Information structure, argument structure, and typological variation
Márta Maleczki
223–244
The network of demotion: Towards a unified account of passive constructions
Andrea Sansó
245–259
Valence change and the function of intransitive verbs in English and Japanese
Mayumi Masuko
261–275
The transitive/intransitive construction of events in Japanese and English discourse
Patricia Mayes
277–291
Topics in grammar and conceptualization
293
Towards a universal DRT model for the interpretation of directional PPs within a reference frame
Didier Maillat
295–305
The interaction of syntax and pragmatics: The case of Japanese ‘gapless’ relatives
Akiko Kurosawa
307–334
Constraint interaction at the semantics/pragmatics interface: The case of clitic doubling
Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach
335–354
Cross-language commutation tests and their application to an error-prone contrastive problem: Ger. einige, Fr. quelques, Sp. algunos
Eva Lavric
355–369
Language index
371–372
Name index
373–374
Subject index
375–379
Contents of Volume 2
381–383
“[...] this book will be valuable for students and researchers engaged in the typological study of languages, both from diachronic and synchronic point of view, and also for those working on pragmatics.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002074427 | Marc record