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Mirative implicatures at the syntax-semantics interface: A surprising association and an unexpected move

Silvio Cruschina and Valentina Bianchi

in Expressive Meaning Across Linguistic Levels and Frameworks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198871217
eISBN:
9780191914225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871217.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the mirative implicature that is associated with two distinct Romance constructions: Mirative Focus Fronting (MFF) and Doubly Inflection Construction (DIC). Despite the ... More


Spanish ‘mirative future’

Victoria Escandell-Vidal and Manuel Leonetti

in Expressive Meaning Across Linguistic Levels and Frameworks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198871217
eISBN:
9780191914225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871217.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides an account of the Spanish ‘mirative future.’ Starting from the assumption that the Spanish future is an inferential evidential (Escandell-Vidal 2010, 2014, 2020), it is argued ... More


A comparison of expressives and miratives

Jessica Rett

in Expressive Meaning Across Linguistic Levels and Frameworks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198871217
eISBN:
9780191914225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871217.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

There is a strong and vocal tradition of expressives being characterized as denoting conventional implicatures (Potts 2005 et seq.), and some have taken the category of expressives to include ... More


Cross-linguistic variations in the interpretation of tense in mirative sentences: A view from Japanese mirative expressions nante/towa

Osamu Sawada and Jun Sawada

in Expressive Meaning Across Linguistic Levels and Frameworks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198871217
eISBN:
9780191914225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871217.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the interpretation of tense in Japanese mirative sentences using nante/towa and considers cross-linguistic variations of mirativity in terms of tense. In Japanese, when ... More


Serial verbs: The framework

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Serial Verbs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter sets out the initial parameters for the concept of serial verbs with some initial examples and a list of definitional properties. The classification of serial verbs into symmetrical and ... More


Counter-expectational scalar adverbs

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/9780198714224.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 7 investigates the meaning and use of Japanese counter-expectational scalar adverbs—that is, the counter-expectational intensifier yoppodo and the Japanese scale-reversal adverb kaette. It ... More


Saying, seeing, and knowing among the Karawari of Papua New Guinea

Borut Telban

in The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701316
eISBN:
9780191770593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701316.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

While grammatical expression of information source and evidential marking among the Karawari-speaking Ambonwari of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, may be lacking there are other lexical means ... More


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