Meaning Through Language Contrast
2 Volumes (set)
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, 99-100] 2003. xii, 388 pp. & viii, 496 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The two volumes present a remarkable contribution to the theory and practice of contrastive studies, expanding their horizons and competently redefining their status among other linguistic disciplines at the beginning of the new century. The editors brilliantly managed to make a representative selection of papers that fully preserved the richness, diversity and originality of ideas presented by the participants of the Second International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics. The volumes can no doubt be taken as a model of the genre. [...] The volumes should be seen as a very welcomed contribution that gives us a deeper insight into some of the major concepts of the mentioned study fields, setting at the same time high standards for contrastive studies in the 21st century.”
Svetlana Kurtes, Language Centre, University of Cambridge, UK, on Linguist List 14-1212, 2003