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LINGUIST List 16.3331

Fri Nov 18 2005

Books: Semantics/Text Linguistics, Dutch: Stukker

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        1.    K. van den Heuvel, Causality Marking Across Levels of Language Structure: Stukker


Message 1: Causality Marking Across Levels of Language Structure: Stukker
Date: 16-Nov-2005
From: K. van den Heuvel <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: Causality Marking Across Levels of Language Structure: Stukker


Title: Causality Marking Across Levels of Language Structure
Subtitle: A cognitive semantic analysis of causal verbs and causal connectives in Dutch
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series 118
Published: 2005
Publisher: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic
                http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl/index3.html

Author: Ninke Stukker, Utrecht University, UiL OTS
Electronic: ISBN: 9076864845 Pages: 309 Price: U.S. $ free
Paperback: ISBN: 9076864845 Pages: 309 Price: U.S. $ 30.60
Abstract:

Meaning and use of causality marking expressions are determined by our
every-day understanding of causal relations. This claim has been put
forward in several studies on causal expressions. So far, causality markers
of different types (e.g. causal auxiliary verbs and causal connectives)
have mainly been studied in isolation. The present study constructs an
integrative perspective on the semantics of causality markers. Making use
of empirical methods, it analyzes meaning and use of the Dutch causal verbs
'doen' and 'laten' manifest on the 'clause level', and of the Dutch causal
connectives 'daardoor', 'daarom' and 'dus' manifest on the 'discourse
level' of the linguistic structure. The integrative usage-based perspective
taken here refines the understanding of the linguistic expression of
causality in general, as well as the understanding of mechanisms relevant
at the level of individual constructions. The findings of this study
suggest that discourse level expressions are subject to the same principles
and mechanisms as the clause-level phenomena that are usually focused on in
cognitive grammars. In addition, it shows that cognitive semantic
principles can successfully be used to refine textlinguistic theories on
causal expressions. The results of this study offer additional empirical
evidence for a basic assumption in cognitive semantic theory, namely, that
a direct link exists between semantic categories and the conceptual
categories in every-day thinking.

Causality marking across levels of language structure is of interest to
scholars concerned with the linguistic expression of causality, and to
scholars working in the fields of text linguistics or (cognitive) semantics.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Semantics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)

Written In: English (eng )

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