Discourse and Word Order (Pragmatics & Beyond Companion Series: Volume 6)

By: Olga T. Yokoyama

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Integrating various aspects of human communication traditionally treated in a number of separate disciplines, Olga T. Yokoyama develops a universal model of the smallest unit of informational discourse, and uncovers the regularities that govern the intentional verbal transfer of knowledge from one interlocutor to another. The author then places these processes within a new framework of Communicational Competence, which legitimizes certain nebulous but important linguistic phenomena hitherto caught in a noman's land between the formal and functional approaches to language. Russian word order, a classical problem of Slavic linguistics, is subjected to a rigorous examination within this theoretical framework; Yokoyama demonstrates how this free word order language can only be described by taking into account such generally neglected factors as the speakers' subjectivity and attitude. Of particular interest to Slavists is a new generative theory of Russian intonation, which is consistently incorporated into the description of Russian word order. Printed Pages: 373.

Title: Discourse and Word Order (Pragmatics & Beyond Companion Series: Volume 6)

Author Name: Olga T. Yokoyama

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, John Benjamins Publishing Company: 1986

ISBN: 9027250073

ISBN 13: 9789027250070

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Brand New

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Size: 16 Cms x 23 Cms

Seller ID: 017476

Keywords: Linguistics Semantics Syntax Grammar Language Languages Phonetics Semiotics Phonemics Phonology Pragmatics Cognition Cognitive Linguistics English