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Thu Sep 28 2006

Books: Applied Linguistics/Semantics: Linhares-Dias

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, How to Show Things With Words: Linhares-Dias

Message 1: How to Show Things With Words: Linhares-Dias
Date: 20-Sep-2006
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: How to Show Things With Words: Linhares-Dias

Title: How to Show Things With Words
Subtitle: A Study on Logic, Language and Literature
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 155
Published: 2006
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110179954-1&l=D

Author: Rui Linhares-Dias, Universidade dos A├žores
Hardback: ISBN: 3110179954 Pages: 544 Price: U.S. $ 165.20
Hardback: ISBN: 3110179954 Pages: 544 Price: Europe EURO 118.00 Comment: for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 165.20

How to Show Things with Words is an interdisciplinary research study at the
interface between linguistics and philosophy which sheds new light on the
narrative-theoretical issue of proximal vs. distal stance adoption in

Narrative distance ultimately depends on the epistemological source of the
information conveyed, but English and other Indo-European languages have no
inflectional systems for (en)coding that source of knowledge. To fill the
gap, speech act theory is (re)considered in the light of philosophical
research on linguistic functions and a parallel is drawn between
grammaticalized evidential categories and the objectifying acts of
Husserl's phenomenology of constitution. These intuitive vs. signitive
intentional acts do, indeed, roughly correspond to direct vs. indirect
evidentiary forms and can be inferred from the temporal-perspectival
organization of discourse by the so-called intimation or announcement
function of language-systems.

It turns out that perspectival immediacy requires tenses with overlapping
event- and reference-points, but predictions of the sort are non-monotonic
forms of reasoning defeasible by quantificational aspect distinctions, on
the one hand, and inherent meaning considerations, on the other. To
substantiate this claim, the bulk of the book provides an in-depth formal
semantic account of tense, aspect, and Aktionsart, interwoven with a
detailed analysis of the cognitive processes associated with
eventuality-description types.

The book adresses linguists in general, formal semanticists, cognitive
scientists, philosophers, and narratologists with an interest in natural
language semantics.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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