Download Das Paradigma deutscher Modalpartikeln: Dialoggrammatische by Lena Brünjes PDF

By Lena Brünjes

Die Klassenfunktion der deutschen Modalpartikeln ist trotz einer 40-jährigen Forschungsgeschichte ungeklärt. Im Mittelpunkt der Debatte steht die Frage, ob die Partikeln eine grammatische Funktion oder rein pragmatische Funktionen besitzen. Diese Arbeit überprüft, ob die Modalpartikeln die zwei zentralen Kriterien für die Einordnung als grammatische Zeichen erfüllen: Besitzen alle Modalpartikeln eine relationale Funktion? Und: Bilden sie ein grammatisches Paradigma? Die Untersuchung dieser Fragen erfolgt auf foundation einer breit angelegten Korpusuntersuchung, in der alle zentralen Klassenmitglieder mit Hilfe zuvor entwickelter Paradigmatisierungstests analysiert werden.
Die Ergebnisse der Untersuchung bestätigen nicht nur die those eines grammatischen prestige der Modalpartikeln, sondern erlauben auch eine detaillierte Beschreibung des Modalpartikelparadigmas. Diese enthält sowohl differenzierte Angaben zur Distribution und Bedeutung einzelner Partikeln, als auch einen Vorschlag zur Erfassung der internen Struktur dieser Wortart. Darüberhinaus liefert die Arbeit neue Erkenntnisse zum Paradigmenbegriff und stellt Paradigmatisierungstests zur Verfügung, die auch auf andere grammatische Kaegorien anwendbar sind.

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Download The Semiotics of Clowns and Clowning: Rituals of by Paul Bouissac PDF

By Paul Bouissac

over the last three hundred years circus clowns have emerged as robust cultural icons. this can be the 1st semiotic research of the variety of makeup and costumes during which the clowns' appearing identities were verified and pass on constructing. It additionally examines what Bouissac phrases 'micronarratives' - narrative meanings that clowns generate via their acts, dialogues and gestures.

Putting a repertory of clown performances below the semiotic microscope results in the belief that the performances are all interconnected and are available from what will be termed a 'mythical matrix'. those micronarratives mirror in context-sensitive types a grasp narrative whose normal subject refers back to the emergence of cultures and constraints that they position upon instinctual behaviour.

From this vantage aspect, every one functionality might be regarded as a ritual which re-enacts the primitive violence inherent in all cultures and the transitority resolutions which has to be negotiated because the final result. Why do those acts of transgression and re-integration then set off laughter and beauty? what sort of reflect does this post to society? In a masterful semiotic research, Bouissac delves into a long time of study to reply to those questions.

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Download Reference without Referents by R. M. Sainsbury PDF

By R. M. Sainsbury

Reference is a primary subject in philosophy of language, and has been the main target of dialogue approximately how language pertains to the area. R. M. Sainsbury units out a brand new method of the concept that, which can provide to bring to a close a few long-standing debates in semantic concept.

There is a unmarried classification of referring expressions, all of which deserve primarily an analogous form of semantic remedy. integrated during this classification are either singular and plural referring expressions ("Aristotle", "The Pleiades"), advanced and non-complex referring expressions ("The President of america in 1970", "Nixon"), and empty and non-empty referring expressions ("Vulcan", "Neptune"). Referring expressions are to be defined semantically via a reference situation, instead of via being linked to a referent. In arguing for those theses, Sainsbury's e-book provides to finish the fruitless oscillation among Millian and descriptivist perspectives. Millian perspectives insist that each identify has a referent, and locate it difficult to offer an exceptional account of names which look to not have referents, or at the very least should not identified to take action, like ones brought via errors ("Vulcan"), ones the place it really is disputed whether or not they have a bearer ("Patanjali") and ones utilized in fiction. Descriptivist theories require that every identify be linked to a few physique of data. those theories fly within the face of the actual fact names are priceless accurately simply because there's usually no overlap of data between audio system and hearers. the choice place for which the ebook argues is firmly non-descriptivist, even though it additionally doesn't require a referent. a wider view will be taken of which expressions are referring expressions: not only names and pronouns used demonstratively, but additionally a few advanced expressions and a few anaphoric makes use of of pronouns.

Sainsbury's technique brings reference into line with fact: not anyone could imagine semantic idea should still affiliate a sentence with a fact price, however it is usually held semantic idea may still affiliate a sentence with a fact , a which an arbitrary country of the realm must fulfill with the intention to make the sentence actual. definitely the right analogy is semantic conception may still affiliate a referring expression with a reference , a which an arbitrary item must fulfill so one can be the expression's referent.

Lucid and obtainable, and written with not less than technicality, Sainsbury's ebook additionally encompasses a helpful historic survey. it is going to be of curiosity to these operating in good judgment, brain, and metaphysics in addition to crucial analyzing for philosophers of language.

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Download The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald,R. M. W. Dixon PDF

By Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald,R. M. W. Dixon

The Grammar of data deals either a linguistic and anthropological viewpoint at the expression of data assets, in addition to inferences, assumptions, chance and risk, and gradations of doubt and ideology in quite a number languages. The ebook investigates twelve diversified languages, from households together with Tibeto-Burman, Nakh-Dagestani, and Austronesian, all of which proportion the valuables of requiring the resource of knowledge to be distinctive in
every sentence. In those languages, it could actually now not be attainable to claim only that 'the guy went fishing'. as a substitute, the resource of proof for the assertion also needs to be distinctive, often by using evidential markers. for instance, it can be essential to point out even if the speaker observed the fellow go
fishing; has easily assumed that the fellow went fishing; or used to be advised that he went fishing through a 3rd celebration. a few languages, akin to Hinuq and Tatar, distinguish among first-hand and non first-hand details resources; others, comparable to Ersu, mark 3 unique sorts of details - without delay required, inferred or assumed, and suggested. a few require an excellent higher point of specification: Ashéninka Perené, from South the US, has a selected marker to specific suspicions or misgivings.
Like others within the sequence, the publication illustrates and examines those points of language in numerous cultural and linguistic settings. it is going to curiosity linguists of all persuasions in addition to linguistically-minded anthropologists.

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Download The Aristotelian Mechanics: Text and Diagrams (Boston by Joyce van Leeuwen PDF

By Joyce van Leeuwen

book examines the transmission approaches of the Aristotelian Mechanics. It does so as to let readers to understand the
value of the treatise in accordance with reliable wisdom of the rules of the text.
In addition, the book’s serious exam is helping resolve a number of the current
misunderstandings concerning the transmission of the textual content and the diagrams.
The first a part of the ebook units out the Greek manuscript culture of the Mechanics, leading to a newly
established stemma codicum that illustrates the affiliations of the
manuscripts. This examine has resulted in new insights into the transmission of the
treatise, most significantly, it additionally demonstrates an pressing desire for a brand new text.
A first severe variation of the diagrams inside the Greek manuscripts of
the treatise is additionally provided. those diagrams usually are not merely major for a
reconstruction of the textual content yet can be regarded as a statement on the
text. Diagrams are therefore published to be a strong device in learning strategies of
the move and transformation of data. This turns into particularly relevant
when the manuscript diagrams are in comparison with these within the published editions
and in commentaries from the early smooth interval. the ultimate a part of the book
shows that those early glossy diagrams and pictures replicate the altered scope of
the mechanical self-discipline within the 16th century.

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Download The Geometry of Meaning: Semantics Based on Conceptual by Peter Gärdenfors PDF

By Peter Gärdenfors

In The Geometry of Meaning, Peter Gärdenfors proposes a conception of semantics that bridges cognitive technology and linguistics and indicates how theories of cognitive techniques, particularly inspiration formation, should be exploited in a basic semantic version. He argues that our minds arrange the data all in favour of communicative acts in a layout that may be modeled in geometric or topological phrases -- in what he phrases conceptual spaces, extending the speculation he awarded in an prior booklet via that identify. Many semantic theories think of the meanings of phrases as rather strong and self reliant of the communicative context. Gärdenfors focuses as an alternative on how a number of kinds of verbal exchange determine a process of meanings that turns into shared among interlocutors. He argues that those "meetings of brain" depend upon the underlying geometric constructions, and that those constructions facilitate language studying. Turning to lexical semantics, Gärdenfors argues unified concept of observe that means may be constructed through the use of conceptual areas. He exhibits that the that means of alternative note sessions could be given a cognitive grounding, and provides semantic analyses of nouns, adjectives, verbs, and prepositions. He additionally offers types of ways the meanings of phrases are composed to shape new meanings and of the elemental semantic function of sentences. ultimately, he considers the longer term implications of his conception for robotic semantics and the Semantic Web.

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Download Political Metaphor Analysis: Discourse and Scenarios by Andreas Musolff PDF

By Andreas Musolff

This ebook explores the cognitively-oriented procedure to
metaphor reports, evaluating it seriously to different modern paradigms of
metaphor in which means. It contains innovative empirical data.

In either semantics and cognitive linguistics, metaphor has received vital status
over the earlier a long time, mainly as a result of Lakoff and Johnson's 1980 e-book Metaphors we are living by means of, which has develop into a
standard aspect of reference.

Rather than advocating a 'pick and combine' blend of cognitive attitudes with
theory and information from different paradigms, the publication argues for the methodologically
reflective comparability of concept traditions and acknowledgement of their
strengths and weaknesses. This critical
reflection on metaphor is a vital learn for college students of metaphor at an
advanced undergraduate or postgraduate point. each one bankruptcy outlines parts for extra studying and examine, and the
book is equipped round information drawn from a multilingual examine corpus of
metaphors compiled from present examine, different corpora and web data.

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Download Talking at Work: Corpus-based Explorations of Workplace by Lucy Pickering,Eric Friginal,Shelley Staples PDF

By Lucy Pickering,Eric Friginal,Shelley Staples

This e-book deals unique corpus study in various office contexts together with office-based settings, name middle interactions and healthcare conversation. Chapters during this edited quantity assemble best students within the box of corpus research in place of work discourse and comprise info from a number of corpora. using quite a number qualitative and quantitative analytic methods together with dialog research, Linguistic Profiling and check in research, the e-book introduces precise really expert corpus facts within the components of Augmentative and replacement verbal exchange, nursing, and cross-cultural verbal exchange, between others.

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Download Meaning in English: An Introduction (Cambridge Introductions by Javier Valenzuela PDF

By Javier Valenzuela

This full of life, compact textbook introduces readers to semantics - the learn of the way we build which means in communique. effortless to stick with, and with a transparent constitution, it explains formal terminology in an easy and comprehensible method, with out utilizing formal notation or good judgment, and attracts on dozens of examples from up to date empirical examine findings. providing a decent integration of vintage semantic concerns with cognitive technological know-how, Javier Valenzuela offers an entire and coherent evaluate of the most subject matters during this zone, together with a overview of the empirical equipment utilized in semantic theorizing, and discussions of either non-traditional and new themes, equivalent to how that means is obtained through youngsters and the way that means is built cross-linguistically. that includes illustrations, workouts, actions, feedback for additional interpreting, highlighted keyword phrases, and a accomplished word list, this e-book is available to novices and undergraduates, together with these from non-linguistic backgrounds without previous wisdom of linguistic research. it is going to be a necessary source for classes in English language, English stories, linguistics and the cognitive sciences.

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Download Comprehending and Speaking about Motion in L2 Spanish: A by Samuel A. Navarro Ortega PDF

By Samuel A. Navarro Ortega

This ebook provides a unique research of the training of movement occasion descriptions by means of Anglophone scholars of Spanish. the writer examines cross-linguistic alterations among English and Spanish, targeting the verbal styles of movement occasions, to discover how freshmen triumph over an entrenched first-language choice to maneuver towards the lexicalization trend of the extra language. His findings spotlight the slow nonlinear approach Anglophones traverse to obtain and bring form-meaning mappings describing movement in Spanish. the writer means that as movement occasion descriptions aren't in general the focal point of particular guideline, scholars examine this idea basically from publicity to Spanish. Given its interdisciplinary nature, this e-book should be of curiosity to researchers operating in Hispanic linguistics, cognitive semantics, and Spanish language studying and teaching.

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