Download e-book for iPad: Diskursdeixis im Französischen (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für by Christiane Maaß

By Christiane Maaß

This research explores discourse deixis, a subject matter which has to this point got little consciousness in empirical learn. Discourse deixis potential the connection with components or features of the continuing discourse and/or textual content. universal examples are "see above" or "as i discussed before". The technique of this research is corpus-based, that's, it identifies and classifies all discourse-deictic references within the corpora of varied types of texts. From the proof hence won a brand new concept of discourse deixis is derived.

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Read e-book online Q-Adverbs as Selective Binders: The Quantificational PDF

By Stefan Hinterwimmer

This booklet offers with the translation of adverbially quantified sentences containing sure DPs and loose relations (FR) Thereby, it concentrates at the origins of Quantificational Variability results (QVEs), i.e. readings in response to which the respective quantificational adverb turns out to quantify over the members denoted via the respective DP/FR.
QVEs are typically mentioned in simple terms in reference to singular indefinites and naked plurals. This ebook consequently offers the 1st finished account of QVEs with sure DPs and loose kin (while additionally discussing singular indefinites and naked plurals). providing new empirical observations and arguments for the belief that Q-adverbs quantify over occasions completely, it's also a major contribution to the theoretical debate in regards to the quantificational area of Q-adverbs..
It is of curiosity to linguists operating in formal semantics and the syntax-semantics interface in addition to to philosophers of language who're attracted to adverbial quantification and scenario semantics. additionally, it bargains an advent to the center problems with scenario semantics and adverbial quantification and is for that reason obtainable to graduate scholars attracted to those themes.

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Semantik: Eine Einführung (De Gruyter Studium) (German - download pdf or read online

By Sebastian Löbner

Das deutschsprachige Standardwerk bietet in Neuauflage eine aktuelle Einführung in die zentralen Phänomene, Fragestellungen und theoretischen Ansätze der linguistischen Semantik. Bei der schrittweisen Entfaltung der Thematik wird Wert auf Stimmigkeit, Kohärenz und Nachvollziehbarkeit der wissenschaftlichen Denkweise gelegt. Das Buch ist für Einführungsveranstaltungen im Bachelorstudium und zum Selbststudium geeignet.

Aus dem Inhalt: Bedeutung und Semantik – Dimensionen der Bedeutung – Ambiguität – NEU: Bedeutung und Kontext (Deixis, NP-Semantik, Präsuppositionen) – Prädikation – NEU: Verben (Alternationen, aspektuelle Klassen, Aspekt, Tempus) – Bedeutung und Logik (NEU: MIT PRÄSUPPOSITIONEN) – Bedeutungsbeziehungen – Bedeutung und Sprachvergleich – Bedeutung und Kognition – NEU: Frames – Formale Semantik.

Sämtliche Kapitel wurden aktualisiert, manche erweitert. Mit dem Kapitel über Frames wird an aktuellste semantische Forschung angeschlossen.

Ausführliches check in. Schlüsselbegriffe,  Übungen und Lesehinweise zu jedem Kapitel.

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Download PDF by Paul H. Portner: What is Meaning?: Fundamentals of Formal Semantics

By Paul H. Portner

What is which means? basics of Formal Semantics is a concise advent to the sphere of semantics because it is admittedly practiced. via easy examples, photos, and metaphors, Paul Portner offers the field’s key rules approximately how language works.

  • Explains the elemental principles and a few of the main major result of sleek semantic theory
  • Combines foundational dialogue with simplified analyses of advanced phenomena to supply readers with a feeling of the fascination to be present in the main points of the human language
  • Includes routines and thought-provoking inquiries to facilitate learning

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Download e-book for iPad: Different Kinds of Specificity Across Languages: 92 (Studies by Cornelia Ebert,Stefan Hinterwimmer

By Cornelia Ebert,Stefan Hinterwimmer

This anthology of papers analyzes a variety of specificity markers present in ordinary languages. It displays the truth that regardless of extensive examine into those markers, the big transformations among the markers throughout languages or even inside unmarried languages were much less said. normally seemed particular indefinites are certainly not a homogenous classification, and so this quantity fills a niche in our figuring out of the semantics and pragmatics of indefinites.

 

The papers discover alterations and similarities between those specificity markers, targeting the next matters: no matter if specificity is a simply semantic or additionally a realistic notion; no matter if the contribution of specificity markers is found at the point of the at-issue content material; even if a few type of speaker-listener asymmetry about the identity of the referent is concerned; and the behavioral scope of those indefinites within the context of different quantifiers, negation, perspective verbs, and intensional/modal operators.

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New PDF release: Abraham Lincoln’s "Gettysburg Address": The Rhetoric of

By Katharina E. Thomas

Seminar paper from the yr 2009 within the topic Rhetoric / Elocution / Oratory, grade: 1,3, The collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, path: Allgemeine Rhetorik, language: English, summary: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg deal with has performed a robust function in shaping American public discourse over the centuries. It has develop into one of many valuable records within the evolution of yankee civil faith – imbued with spiritual and biblical language and imagery, sponsored by means of the ethos of its orator, its rhetoric sanctifies the founding records and itself turns into a part of the canon of “holy writ” of yank civil religion.
This is all of the extra impressive in view that Lincoln used to be initially in basic terms speculated to carry a number of applicable feedback on the commitment of the Gettysburg battlefield as a cemetery for the fallen squaddies. the most speaker, Edward Everett, had already given an extended speech whilst Lincoln’s flip got here. the placement which hence offered itself to the orator posed a substantial problem, because the viewers used to be already weary. it's for this reason the entire extra interesting to work out how Lincoln succeeded in his brief, dense speech – which didn't even provide the photographer enough time to take his photograph – in molding American id by means of fusing “organic union with transcendent objective by using the spiritual symbolism of the Christian culture” (White 97).
This paper will study how the Gettysburg tackle got here to be one of many crucial files of yank civil faith, which had an important effect on all destiny public discourse.First, it's going to offer a short dialogue of Abraham Lincoln as an orator. This element is critical insofar because it is important to figure out what position his own ethos performed within the Gettysburg Address.
The major half will provide a detailed examining of the Gettysburg deal with, targeting an in-depth research of the rhetorical recommendations and stylistic units Lincoln employs. This half is anxious in particular with the query of ways those thoughts give a contribution to the long-lasting importance of the Gettysburg handle as a relevant rfile of yank civil religion.

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Download e-book for iPad: Pragmatics (Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics) by Yan Huang

By Yan Huang

Yan Huang's hugely profitable textbook on pragmatics - the examine of language in use - has been totally revised and up-to-date during this moment variation. It encompasses a fresh bankruptcy on reference, an immense subject in either linguistics and the philosophy of language. Chapters have additionally been up-to-date to incorporate new fabric on upward and downward entailment, present debates approximately conversational implicature, impoliteness, emotional deixis, contextualism as opposed to semantic minimalism,
and the removing of binding conditions.

The ebook attracts on facts from English and a variety of the world's languages, and indicates how pragmatics is said to the examine of semantics, syntax, and sociolinguistics and to such fields because the philosophy of language, linguistic anthropology, and synthetic intelligence. Professor Huang comprises workouts and essay themes on the finish of every bankruptcy, and gives suggestions and advised strategies on the finish of the amount. Written by way of one of many top students within the box, this re-creation will
continue to be a terrific textbook for college students of linguistics, and a invaluable source for students and scholars of language in philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and machine science.

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Download e-book for kindle: Formal Semantics: An Introduction (Cambridge Textbooks in by Ronnie Cann

By Ronnie Cann

This ebook offers a transparent and available creation to formal, and particularly Montague, semantics inside of a linguistic framework. It presupposes no past history in common sense, yet takes the coed step by step from uncomplicated predicate/argument buildings and their interpretation via to Montague's intentional common sense. It covers all of the significant points, together with set idea, propositional good judgment, variety idea, lambda abstraction, conventional and generalised quantifiers, inference, demanding and element, attainable worlds semantics, and intensionality. in the course of the emphasis is at the use of logical instruments for linguistic semantics, instead of on in simple terms logical subject matters, and the introductory bankruptcy situates formal semantics in the normal framework of linguistic semantics. It assumes a few simple wisdom of linguistics, yet goals to be as non-technical as attainable inside a technical topic. Formal Semantics might be welcomed by means of scholars of linguistics, synthetic intelligence and cognitive technology alike.

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Gesprochene Sprache in der Romania: Französisch, - download pdf or read online

By Peter Koch,Wulf Oesterreicher

Die lange vergriffene Standardeinführung zur gesprochenen Sprache in der Romania wird nun in einer aktualisierten und überarbeiteten Neuauflage vorgelegt. Das Thema Gesprochene Sprache ist mittlerweile zu einem der interessantesten Forschungsbereiche, nicht nur in der Linguistik, geworden. Ausgehend von sprachtheoretischen Vorüberlegungen zu Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit sowie zum Thema der Sprachvariation, setzt sich dieses Buch zum Ziel, für die drei großen romanischen Sprachen die wichtigsten Probleme gesprochener im Gegensatz zu geschriebener Sprache darzustellen. In den zentralen Kapitel geht es zum einen um die universalen Merkmale des Gesprochenen, additionally vor allem um textuell-pragmatische, syntaktische und semantische Phänomene. Zum anderen werden die Besonderheiten der jeweiligen gesprochenen Varietäten des Französischen, Italienischen und Spanischen betrachtet. Dies geschieht jeweils zunächst in diachronisch-sprachgeschichtlicher Hinsicht; hier steht die Herausbildung des einzelsprachlichen Varietätenraums im Vordergrund. Sodann erfolgt eine genaue synchronische Beschreibung der einzelsprachlichen Varietätenmerkmale auf der lautlichen, morphosyntaktischen und lexikalischen Ebene. Alle sprachlichen Phänomene der heutigen Synchronie werden anhand von authentischen Corpusmaterialien interpretiert. Das Buch versteht sich als ein auf Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit hin zentrierter Beitrag zur Varietätenlinguistik.

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