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How Linguistics Fits into the Picture

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter outlines the areas of current linguistic analysis that can help resolve defamation cases, such as determining the accuracy of defamation evidence (largely through phonetic skills), ... More


Implicatures and grammar

Nicholas Asher

in Sentence and Discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198739418
eISBN:
9780191802416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739418.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter develops a research program on implicatures and discourse structure with implications for grammar. The program shows the centrality of discourse structure in linguistic interpretation by ... More


How does a concessive value emerge?

Corinne Rossari

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter focuses on French adverbial items with a concessive value, such as Fr. certes ‘certainly’, en effet, effectivement ‘actually’, d’accord ‘OK’, and soit ‘granted, so be it’, and ... More


Information and discourse structure

Silvio Cruschina

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0034
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is to provide a comparative overview of some of the principal aspects of information and discourse structure in Romance, covering such areas as the packaging of ... More


Comparison with an indeterminate pronoun

Osamu Sawada

in Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers: The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198714224
eISBN:
9780191782633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714224.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 4 focuses on the dual-use phenomenon of comparison with an indeterminate pronoun in Japanese (and other languages) and considers the similarities and differences between at-issue comparative ... More


Comparing the syntactic orientations of Dyirbal and Yidiñ

R. M. W. Dixon

in Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702900
eISBN:
9780191772405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702900.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Grammar is the rich heart of each language. But it is not autonomous. Chapter 2 initially tried a ‘grammar prior’ approach, examining the semantic content of the four grammatical genders in Dyirbal, ... More


{A/a}spect/discourse interactions

Liliane Tasmowski

in Sentence and Discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198739418
eISBN:
9780191802416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739418.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter has its origin in the totally unexpected observation that in a translation of a narrative text from French into Bulgarian each and every preverbal weak indefinite subject in French of ... More


What is Said

Andreas Stokke

in Lying and Insincerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides a new theory of the notion of what is said that is central to the book’s account of assertion, and hence of lying. It argues that what is said by utterances, in context, is ... More


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