List of John Benjamins publications for which Maria Averintseva-Klisch plays a role.
The linguistics of reading literature: A pragmatic account of ‘aesthetic reading’ of literary texts and its didactic implications. Pedagogical Linguistics 3:1, pp. 29–562022.
In this paper, I attempt a bridge between linguistics, in particular text pragmatics, and school reading of literary texts. I propose a linguistic model of these peculiarities of the reading of literary texts, especially poetry, that have been called ‘aesthetic reading’, arguing that a… read more | Article
Demonstrative pejoratives. Pejoration, Finkbeiner, Rita, Jörg Meibauer and Heike Wiese (eds.), pp. 119–1422016.
Cross-linguistically an affinity to pejoration has been repeatedly observed for demonstrative reference to human beings. Concentrating on German demonstratives I propose to conceive the pejoration effect here as an interplay of semantic and pragmatic factors. These factors are (i) core… read more | Article
To the right of the clause: Right dislocation vs. afterthought. 'Subordination' versus 'Coordination' in Sentence and Text: A cross-linguistic perspective, Fabricius-Hansen, Cathrine and Wiebke Ramm (eds.), pp. 217–2392008.
11. German right dislocation and afterthought in discourse. Constraints in Discourse, Benz, Anton and Peter Kühnlein (eds.), pp. 225–2472008.
I show that German right dislocation subsumes two distinct constructions, which I label right dislocation proper and afterthought. These differ in a number of prosodic, syntactic and semantic characteristics and also have different discoursefunctional properties. Right dislocation marks a discourse… read more | Article
Anaphoric properties of German right dislocation. Anaphors in Text: Cognitive, formal and applied approaches to anaphoric reference, Schwarz-Friesel, Monika, Manfred Consten and Mareile Knees (eds.), pp. 165–1822007.
I argue that the so-called ‚German right dislocation’ in fact comprises two formally and functionally distinct constructions, which I label right dislocation proper and afterthought. The main focus of the paper lies on right dislocation proper (RD) and its discourse function. I show, that RD is… read more | Article
The role of discourse topic and proximity for demonstratives in German and Russian. Information Structuring Resources in Contrast, Behrens, Bergljot, Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen, Hilde Hasselgård and Stig Johansson (eds.), pp. 221–2402007.
This article discusses the textual functions of demonstratives in German and Russian in terms of ‘discourse topicality’ and ‘proximity’, thus covering a broad range of referential phenomena within a unified approach. It shows that — in spite of important grammatical differences between German and… read more | Article