Imperatives and Directive Strategies

| Lancaster University
| Goethe University Frankfurt
ISBN 9789027259493 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265937 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Imperatives and directive strategies have intrigued both formalists and functionalists. They continue to search for the answers to questions like “what are the semantics of the imperative?”, “how is it used (in the world’s languages)?” and “which factors determine the choice between imperatives and other directive strategies?”. This volume takes a broadly functional-typological perspective and contributes to the literature in several respects. It presents new data from a variety of languages, some of which have not been studied in depth before. It exemplifies the benefits of traditional methodologies as well as the potential of more innovative ones. In addition, the volume sheds new light on the imperative as a typological notion, its meaning and uses and its interaction with other grammatical categories. It also offers new insights into the relation between different directive strategies within and across languages and into the (dis)similarities between equivalent directive strategies in a language family.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 184]  2017.  vi, 324 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Imperatives and directive strategies from a functional-typological perspective: An introduction
Daniël Van Olmen and Simone Heinold
Part I. Imperatives
Imperatives and evidentiality in Innu
Anne-Marie Baraby
Rhetorical imperatives: Reasons to reasoning
Ana Bravo
Searching for imperatives in European sign languages
Caterina Donati, Gemma Barberà, Chiara Branchini, Carlo Cecchetto, Carlo Geraci and Josep Quer
Part II. Directive strategies
“You’re just workin’ for yourself” Directive strategies in yoga instructional discourse
Mary Jill Brody
Imperatives and other directives in the Polynesian languages
Jason Brown and Francis McWhannell
Directive conditional and complement insubordination in Germanic languages
Sarah D'Hertefelt
Directive strategies in Modern Korean and Japanese: With special reference to commands and requests
Duck-Young Lee and Naomi Ogi
Eliciting evidence of functional differences: The imperative versus free-standing que- clauses in Spanish
María Sol Sansiñena
Crossing the categorial divide: Imperative and interjection conversions in Romance
Andrew Swearingen
“Imperatives and directives are superficially simple but, on closer inspection, rather complex. With its wide-ranging and up-to-date introduction, detailed analyses of many different languages and multifarious perspectives representative of the literature, this volume reduces the confusion. Keep calm and read it!”
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017007808 | Marc record