The Meaning Of Language

Author: Hans Götzsche
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527521060
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The Meaning of Language illustrates the diversity of approaches in linguistics. The volume revolves around two main chapters authored by two internationally acknowledged Scandinavian scholars, Hans Basbøll and Stig Eliasson. Basbøll’s contribution is the most detailed and coherent English-language presentation of the pioneering Danish 18th century linguist Jens Pedersen Høysgaard and his work, and Eliasson explores the intricacy of the issue of whether morphology can be borrowed between languages and the mechanisms of actual borrowings. The other contributions illustrate which topics may be taken up by language scholars today, from metaphor, regional phonology, morphology and syntax, language learning, discourse analysis, intensifier semantics, and Indo-European, to the interface between language and logic. The approaches invoke a wide spectrum of theoretical models and assumptions.

Verbs Clauses And Constructions

Author: Pilar Guerrero Medina
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527522156
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This volume brings together a collection of twenty contributions which offer a diversity of methodological tools and analytical issues concerning the study of different aspects of the role of verbs, clauses and constructions in a rich variety of languages such as Present-Day English, Old English, Old Saxon, French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Upper Sorbian, Latvian, Sino-Tibetan, and the Australian dialects Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra. The use of empirical data and the wide range of languages are the two main challenges addressed here. The book will serve to contribute to current literature on functional-oriented linguistics, incorporating linguistic typology, and corpus-based and contrastive perspectives. The volume is divided into three main parts. The first brings together eight contributions centrally related to the category of the verb both from a synchronic and diachronic perspective. The second part consists of five chapters which revolve around the syntax and semantics of clauses. Finally, the seven essays in the third section explore different formal and functional aspects of the study of constructions in an assortment of languages.

Interaction And Cognition In Linguistics

Author: Carlos Inchaurralde
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
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A collection of selected papers held at the 11th Susanne Hubner Seminar from the 26th of February to the 1st of March 2001 in Zaragoza, Spain. Addresses several issues connected with the relationship between what seems to be 'external' and 'internal' in human language usage.

Erramu Boneta

Author: Xabier Artiagoitia
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