List of John Benjamins publications for which Rita Finkbeiner plays a role.
Subjects Cognition and language | Functional linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Edited by Rita Finkbeiner, Jörg Meibauer and Heike Wiese
Subjects Pragmatics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
This paper deals with autonomous uses of German subordinate wh-interrogatives as headlines, so-called wh-headlines (e.g. Was Kinder brauchen, ‘What children need’), which we approach from a discourse-pragmatic and diachronic perspective. We take our starting point in the QUD-based,… read more | Article
2016. Bla, bla, bla in German. A pejorative construction?
. Pejoration, Finkbeiner, Rita, Jörg Meibauer and Heike Wiese (eds.), pp. 269–300
The paper provides a pragmatic analysis of utterances containing the syllable triple bla, bla, bla in German. In uttering bla, bla, bla, speakers may convey a derogatory stance towards someone else’s utterance. The question is addressed how this pejorative meaning aspect should be modeled in terms… read more | Article
Finkbeiner, Rita, Jörg Meibauer and Heike Wiese.
2016. What is pejoration, and how can it be expressed in language?
. Pejoration, Finkbeiner, Rita, Jörg Meibauer and Heike Wiese (eds.), pp. 1–18
In this paper, I investigate the German N hin, N her (‘N thither, N hither’) construction. I first provide a close description of its syntactic and semantic properties, arguing that N hin, N her is a grammatical construction. I then show that this construction is not entirely idiosyncratic, as… read more | Article
In this contribution, I look at context from the view of idiomatic utterances. Thereby, I adopt the view that context is a dynamic construct actively created by discourse participants, where the utterance itself is an important contextual resource. Against this background, I develop the claim that… read more | Article
Linguistic evaluation has become an important area of inquiry in recent years. In the traditions of, e.g., lexical semantics, phraseology, corpus linguistics, and interactional linguistics, a large inventory of linguistic means have been identified by which speakers can express evaluative meanings.… read more | Article
Finkbeiner, Rita, Jörg Meibauer and Petra B. Schumacher.
. What is a Context?: Linguistic approaches and challenges, Finkbeiner, Rita, Jörg Meibauer and Petra B. Schumacher (eds.), pp. 1–6