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LINGUIST List 17.2715

Fri Sep 22 2006

Books: Syntax/Typology: Latos

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Factual Concessive Connectors: Latos

Message 1: Factual Concessive Connectors: Latos
Date: 15-Sep-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Factual Concessive Connectors: Latos

Title: Factual Concessive Connectors
Subtitle: A contrastive analysis in Italian and Polish
Series Title: Linguistics Edition 56
Published: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Agnieszka Latos, Università degli Studi di Pavia
Paperback: ISBN: 3895863513 Pages: 216 Price: Europe EURO 56.00

The aim of the study entitled Factual concessive connectors. A contrastive
analysis in Italian and Polish is to examine and compare the use and
functions of the factual concessive connectors in two European languages:
Italian and Polish. The comparison is based on a detailed analysis of the
syntax, meaning and synchronic usage patterns of these connective
expressions. Contrary to most of the studies devoted to this issue so far,
the analysis is not restricted to ideal sentences, but rather accounts for
the distribution of factual concessive connectors in real examples provided
by linguistic corpora.

The theoretical starting point of the research is the framework of
Functional Grammar (FG), especially the theory concerning the hierarchical
structure of discourse (Dik, 1997; Hengeveld, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997,
Crevels, 1998, 1999). After the discussion on some theoretical proposals
regarding different semantic-functional levels of adverbial connection, two
main domains of concessive connection, 'representational' relations versus
'interpersonal' ones, have been distinguished.

The analysis carried out on a corpus of authentic texts of written and
spoken language in relation to the previously identified semantic and
pragmatic parameters shows a number of correlations existing in both
languages and confirms the main hypothesis of the research: not all
concessive connectors are identical in meaning and use.

The analysis also focuses on some historical aspects concerning the
diachronic origins of concessive connectors. The synchronic distribution of
Italian and Polish concessive connectors that emerges from the corpus-based
analysis is reviewed from the diachronic perspective and this
re-examination indicates the existence of some interesting correlations
between the diachronic origins of concessive connectors and their
synchronic usage patterns.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)
                            Polish (pol)

Written In: English (eng )

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