LINGUIST List 13.432

Sun Feb 17 2002

Books: Pragmatics & Discourse

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Pragmatics & Discourse: Studies in Interactional Linguistics

Message 1: Pragmatics & Discourse: Studies in Interactional Linguistics

Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 15:48:08 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Pragmatics & Discourse: Studies in Interactional Linguistics

John Benjamins Publishing announces a new work:

Studies in Interactional Linguistics
Margret SELTING (Universit�t Potsdam) and Elizabeth
COUPER-KUHLEN (University of Konstanz) (eds.)

Studies in Discourse and Grammar 10
2001. viii, 438 pp. Hardcover
US & Canada: 1 58811 097 4 / USD 109.00
Rest of world: 90 272 2620 2 / EUR 120.00

Current interactional linguistic research appears to be crystallizing
around systematic themes, which are all represented in this collection
of papers. In the first section, where the relation between language
and interaction is viewed from the perspective of language structure,
several articles deal with the potential of a single structure for
both turn and sequence construction, revealing a play-off between
planned and occasioned syntax with potentially far-reaching
consequences for language development. Other articles deal with
lexical expressions as resources for the conduct of interaction,
showing how they are heavily dependent on turn position and sequential
context for their meaning potential. In the second section, with a
view from the perspective of the interactional order, a systematic
focus of interest lies on three different conversational tasks:
projecting turn and turn-unit completion, starting up turns with
'non-beginnings' and self-repairing. The cross-linguistic studies here
all agree that common interactional tasks may well be carried out by
quite different linguistic practices and that these practices are
dependent to a certain extent on language features which are
typologically distinct.

Foreword, Sandra A. Thompson

Introducing Interactional Linguistics
Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen and Margret Selting

I. Language structure in interaction

Emerging syntax for interaction: Noun phrases and clauses as a syntactic 
resource for interaction, Marja-Liisa Helasvuo

At the intersection of turn and sequence: Negation and what comes next, 
Cecilia E. Ford

The implementation of possible cognitive shifts in Japanese conversation: 
Complementizers as pivotal devices, Hiroko Tanaka

On causal clause combining: The case of 'weil' in spoken German, Hannes 

Dutch 'but' as a sequential conjunction: Its use as a resumption marker, 
Harrie Mazeland and Mike Huiskes

On some uses of the discourse particle 'kyl(l�)' in Finnish conversation, 
Auli Hakulinen

Interactional linguistics and language development: A conversation analytic 
perspective on emergent syntax, Juliette Corrin, Clare Tarplee and Bill Wells

II. Interactional order and linguistic practice

Fragments of units as deviant cases of unit production in conversational 
talk, Margret Selting

Notes on turn-construction methods in Danish and Turkish conversation, 
Jakob Steensig

An exploration of prosody and turn projection in English conversation, 
Barbara A. Fox

Postposition-initiated utterances in Japanese conversation: An 
interactional account of a grammatical practice, Makoto Hayashi

Confirming intersubjectivity through retroactive elaboration: Organization 
of phrasal units in other-initiated repair sequences in Korean 
conversation, Kyu-hyun Kim

Some arguments for the relevance of syntax to same-sentence self-repair in 
everyday German conversation, Susanne Uhmann

Simple answers to polar questions: The case of Finnish, Marja-Leena Sorjonen

+ List of contributors, Index

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