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LINGUIST List 16.2254

Tue Jul 26 2005

Books: Discipline of Linguistics: Marmaridou et al (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Reviewing Linguistic Thought: Marmaridou et al (Eds)

Message 1: Reviewing Linguistic Thought: Marmaridou et al (Eds)
Date: 26-Jul-2005
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Reviewing Linguistic Thought: Marmaridou et al (Eds)

Title: Reviewing Linguistic Thought
Subtitle: Converging Trends for the 21st Century
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 161
Published: 2005
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110183641-1&l=E

Editor: Sophia Marmaridou, University of Athens, Greece
Editor: Kiki Nikiforidou, University of Athens, Greece
Editor: Eleni Antonopoulou, University of Athens, Greece
Editor: Angeliki Salamoura
Hardback: ISBN: 3110183641 Pages: xii, 430 Price: U.S. $ 137.20 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Hardback: ISBN: 3110183641 Pages: xii, 430 Price: Europe EURO 98.00

The volume focuses on the interaction of different levels of linguistic
analysis (syntax, semantics, pragmatics) and the interfaces between them,
on the convergence of different theoretical models in explaining linguistic
phenomena, and on recent interdisciplinary approaches to linguistic
analysis. Its theoretical importance lies in bringing out and highlighting
some of the common trends and directions found in recent theoretical
frameworks which focus on themes traditionally downplayed by mainstream
20th century linguistics. It further familiarizes the reader with the
methodology used in such frameworks and shows how methodology developed in
different theoretical perspectives can often converge in yielding similar

While representing different traditions, all papers in this volume assume a
necessity for the study of language to be paired with the study of
cognition and for linguistics to develop more substantive links to other
disciplines, thereby creating converging trends into the new century. The
structure of this volume reflects this assumption along a cline of
theoretical models and methodologies, starting from those that view
language as part of cognition and ending with those that consider the
language faculty to be distinct from general cognition. Thus the volume is
divided into five parts: (I) relaxing level boundaries, (II) focusing on
level interaction, (III) drawing on different theories, (IV) exploring
field interaction, and (V) interdisciplinary perspectives on modularity.

The volume is of particular relevance to scholars and students who are
interested in an in-depth overview of 20th century linguistics
outside/beyond the generative paradigm, and in exploring the development of
20th century legacy into current work.

Introduction: Converging trends for 21st century linguistics: A theoretical

Part I : Relaxing level boundaries

Eve Sweetser
Putting the "same" meaning together from different pieces

Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
Motivation and convention in some speech-act constructions: A
cognitive-linguistic approach

Bert Cornillie
Subjectivity in Spanish esperar-based constructions

Part II : Focusing on level interaction

Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt
Prolegomena to Default Semantics

Eliza Kitis and Anastasios Tsangalidis
Expressivity as an option of tense-aspect in language: The case of Modern
Greek imperfective past

Michalis Georgiafentis
Focus: The interplay of phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics

Part III : Drawing on different theories

Michiel Leezenberg
Greek tragedy as impolite conversation: Towards a practice approach in
linguistic theory

Marina Terkourafi
Pragmatic correlates of frequency of use: The case for a notion of "minimal

Chryssoula Lascaratou and Sophia Marmaridou
Metaphor in Greek pain-constructions: Cognitive and functional perspectives

Svetlana Kurtes
Contrastive Linguistics: A 21st century perspective

Part IV : Exploring field interaction

Anastasios F. Christidis
The nature of language: Twentieth century approaches

Nick Enfield
Micro- and macro-dimensions in linguistic systems

Joel Walters
Bilingualism as matchmaker: Towards a marriage of sociopragmatic and
psycholinguistic research

Alexandra Kallia
The social and psychological modalities of politeness

Part V : Interdisciplinary perspectives on modularity

Deirdre Wilson
New dimensions for research on pragmatics and modularity

Elly Ifantidou
Heresay devices and metarepresentation

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discipline of Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Greek (GRK)
                            Spanish (SPN)

Written In: English (ENG )

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