Pragmatic Approaches to Latin and Ancient Greek

| University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense
| University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès
ISBN 9789027259554 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264930 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Pragmatics forms nowadays an integral part of the description not only of modern languages but also of ancient languages such as Latin and Ancient Greek. This book explores various pragmatic phenomena in these two languages, which are accessible through corpora consisting of a broad range of text types. It comprises empirical synchronic studies that deal with three main topics: (i) speech acts and pragmatic markers, (ii) word order, and (iii) discourse markers and particles. The specificity of this book consists in the discussion and application of various methodological approaches. It provides new insights into the pragmatic phenomena encountered, compares, where possible, the results of the investigation of the two languages, and draws conclusions of a more general nature. The volume will be of interest to linguists working on pragmatics in general and to scholars of Latin and Ancient Greek in particular.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 190]  2017.  xvi, 309 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors’ foreword
List of contributors
Chapter 1. Pragmatics in Latin and Ancient Greek: An introduction
Olga Spevak and Camille Denizot
Part I. Speech acts
Chapter 2. Illocutionary force and modality: How to tackle the issue in Ancient Greek
Antonio R. Revuelta Puigdollers
Chapter 3. Pragmatic functions of the Latin vocative
Michal Ctibor
Chapter 4. Discursive and pragmatic functions of Latin em : Grammaticalization, pragmaticalization… interjectionalization?
Luis Unceta Gómez
Chapter 5. Quapropter, quaeso? ‘Why, for pity’s sake?’: Questions and the pragmatic functions of quaeso, obsecro, and amabo in Plautus
Chiara Fedriani
Part II. New insights into word order
Chapter 6. Constituent order in directives with stative verbs in Latin
Concepción Cabrillana
Chapter 7. The right periphery in Ancient Greek
Emilia Ruiz Yamuza
Chapter 8. Res Gestae Divi Augusti : Word order and pragmatics of the Latin original
María Esperanza Torrego
Chapter 9. Res Gestae Divi Augusti : Pragmatic structure and word order of the Greek translation
Jesús de la Villa
Part III. Pragmatic interfaces
Chapter 10. On the distribution of some interactive/conclusive discourse markers in Plato’s Theaetetus
Liana Tronci
Chapter 11. Polar questions in Latin with and without the enclitic particle -ne
Josine Schrickx
Chapter 12. A unitary account of the meaning of kaí
Emilio Crespo
Chapter 13. Ancient Greek adversative particles in contrast
Rutger J. Allan
Index locorum
Index rerum
“This book provides useful insights for readers interested in the specific Latin and Greek phenomena which are discussed, and a stimulus for further research on the pragmatics of corpus languages.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017030571 | Marc record