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A preliminary case for conventional implicatures

Christopher Potts

in The Logic of Conventional Implicatures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273829
eISBN:
9780191706653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273829.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter begins with a brief history of the idea of conventional implicatures (CIs) and a close look at Grice’s original definition. It compares and contrasts CIs with conversational ... More


Argument dereferentialization in Lakota

Regina Pustet and David S. Rood

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Lakota has been claimed to lack structural devices by means of which arguments can be foregrounded, such as with passives. However, recent field data show that in addition to various backgrounding ... More


Police Records in Court: The Narrative Fore- and Backgrounding of Information by Judges in Inquisitorial Criminal Court

Fleur van der Houwen

in The Discourse of Police Interviews

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226647654
eISBN:
9780226647821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647821.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In Dutch inquisitorial courts police records play an important role. In most proceedings, witnesses are not heard again in court but instead a statement based on a question-answer interview at the ... More


Aspect and Subordination in Plutarchan Narrative*

Timothy E. Duff

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter identifies and explores two characteristics of Plutarchan narrative by means of close analysis of syntax and verbal aspect. The first is the tendency for events in which the subject of a ... More


Portentous arrangements: Bernard Herrmann and The Man Who Knew Too Much

Murray Pomerance

in Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719095863
eISBN:
9781526121066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095863.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While Herrmann's twenty-four successful and one failed collaboration with Hitchcock – including films and television programs – featured compositional scoring to some degree, Herrmann's work on The ... More


Postverbal Constituents in SOV Languages *

Balkız Öztürk

in Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684359
eISBN:
9780191764967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684359.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the asymmetry between Khalkha and Uyghur, this paper argues that certain postverbal constituents (PVC) in discourse-configurational SOV languages are derived via rightward movement. ... More


The emergence of functions through metonymy and language contact: Relationships between propositions

Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Marielle Butters

in The Emergence of Functions in Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844297
eISBN:
9780191879838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844297.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

A function can emerge through a metonymical extension from one function to another. A function may have several properties or features. These are mainly logical implications of a given function. Each ... More


Affective and Aesthetic Processes in Literary Reading: A Neurocognitive Poetics Perspective

Arthur M. Jacobs

in Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496869
eISBN:
9780190496883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496869.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A neurocognitive poetics perspective of literary reading is discussed in the form of a ‘mountain climb’ presenting a series of studies on progressively larger text units. Starting with ‘word ... More


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