Discourse Phenomena in Typological Perspective

Alessandra Barotto | University of Bologna
Simone Mattiola | University of Bologna
ISBN 9789027212900 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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ISBN 9789027254887 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This book aims at investigating discourse phenomena (i.e., linguistic elements and constructions that help to manage the organization, flow, and outcome of communication) from a typological and cross-linguistic perspective. Although it is a well-established idea in functional-typological approaches that grammar is shaped by discourse use, systematic typological cross-linguistic investigations on discourse phenomena are relatively rare. This volume aims at bridging this gap, by integrating different linguistic subfields, such as discourse analysis, pragmatics, and typology. The contributions, both theoretically and empirically oriented, focus on a broad variety of discourse phenomena (ranging from discourse markers to discourse function of grammatical markers, to strategies that manage the discourse and information flow) while adopting a typological perspective and considering typologically distant languages.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 227]  Expected March 2023.  vi, 432 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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