Building Categories in Interaction

Linguistic resources at work

Caterina Mauri | University of Bologna
Ilaria Fiorentini | University of Pavia
Eugenio Goria | University of Turin
ISBN 9789027209504 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027258991 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This book addresses the topic of linguistic categorization from a novel perspective. While most of the early research has focused on how linguistic systems reflect some pre-existing ways of categorizing experience, the contributions included in this volume seek to understand how linguistic resources of various nature (prosodic cues, affixes, constructions, discourse markers, …) can be ‘put to work’ in order to actively build categories in discourse and in interaction, to achieve social goals. This question is addressed in different ways by researchers from different subfields of linguistics, including psycholinguistics, conversation analysis, linguistic typology and discourse pragmatics, and a major point of innovation is represented in fact by the interdisciplinary nature of the volume and in the systematic search for converging evidence.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 220]  2021.  vi, 467 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN016000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021029281 | Marc record