Pragmatics of Word Order Flexibility

Editor
Doris L. Payne | University of Oregon
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027229052 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781556194085 (USA) | USD 188.00
 
PaperbackAvailable
ISBN 9789027229069 (Eur) | EUR 46.00
ISBN 9781556194092 (USA) | USD 69.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027285904 | EUR 125.00/46.00*
| USD 188.00/69.00*
 
For some time the assumption has been widely held that for a majority of the world's languages, one can identify a “basic” order of subject and object relative to the verb, and that when combined with other facts of the language, the “basic” order constitutes a useful way of typologizing languages. New debate has arisen over varying definitions of “basic”, with investigators encountering languages where branding a particular order of grammatical relations as basic yielded no particular insightfulness. This work asserts that explanatory factors behind word order variation go beyond the syntactic and are to be found in studies of how the mind grammaticizes forms, processes information, and speech act theory considerations of speakers' attempts to get their hearers to build one, rather than another, mental representation of incoming information. Thus three domains must be distinguished in understanding order variation: syntactic, cognitive and pragmatic. The works in this volume explore various aspects of this assertion.
[Typological Studies in Language, 22]  1992.  viii, 320 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cited by

Cited by 15 other publications

No author info given
2022.  In Arabic Dislocation [Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 271], Crossref logo
Abraham, Werner
1994.  In Was determiniert Wortstellungsvariation?,  pp. 235 ff. Crossref logo
Bettinsoli, Maria Laura, Caterina Suitner & Anne Maass
2020. The distinct contributions of cause–effect order and reasoning type in judgments of causality. Journal of Cognitive Psychology 32:1  pp. 108 ff. Crossref logo
Fried, Mirjam
2003.  In Handbook of Pragmatics,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Givón, T.
2017.  In The Story of Zero, Crossref logo
Hyönä, Jukka & Heli Hujanen
1997. Effects of Case Marking and Word Order on Sentence Parsing in Finnish: An Eye Fixation Analysis. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A 50:4  pp. 841 ff. Crossref logo
Myhill, John
2005.  In The Handbook of Discourse Analysis,  pp. 161 ff. Crossref logo
Otsu, Takahiro
2018. From justification to modulation. Pragmatics & Cognition 25:2  pp. 337 ff. Crossref logo
Owens, Jonathan, Robin Dodsworth & Trent Rockwood
2009. Subject-verb order in spoken Arabic: Morpholexical and event-based factors. Language Variation and Change 21:1  pp. 39 ff. Crossref logo
Smith, Marcus
2012.  In Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language [Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy, 90],  pp. 699 ff. Crossref logo
Suitner, Caterina, Anne Maass, Eduardo Navarrete, Magdalena Formanowicz, Boyka Bratanova, Carmen Cervone, Juho Eemeli Hakoköngäs, Toon Kuppens, Eleni Lipourli, Tamara Rakić, Andrea Scatolon, Catia P. Teixeira, Zhenlan Wang, Maria Pedro Sobral & Antonin Carrier
2021. Spatial agency bias and word order flexibility: A comparison of 14 European languages. Applied Psycholinguistics 42:3  pp. 657 ff. Crossref logo
Tal, Shira, Kenny Smith, Jennifer Culbertson, Eitan Grossman & Inbal Arnon
2022. The Impact of Information Structure on the Emergence of Differential Object Marking: An Experimental Study. Cognitive Science 46:3 Crossref logo
Tersis, Nicole & Shirley Carter‐Thomas
2005. Integrating Syntax and Pragmatics: Word Order and Transitivity Variations in Tunumiisut. International Journal of American Linguistics 71:4  pp. 445 ff. Crossref logo
Viti, Carlotta
2008. Genitive word order in Ancient Greek: A functional analysis of word order freedom in the noun phrase. Glotta 84:1-4  pp. 203 ff. Crossref logo
Zeldowicz, Gennadij
2021.  In Perspektywa dyskursywna w poezji lirycznej. Zarys gramatyki gatunku, Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 01 november 2022. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  92005354 | Marc record