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LINGUIST List 17.3151

Fri Oct 27 2006

Books: Semantics/Syntax: Athanasiadou, Canakis, Cornillie (Eds)

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

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Subjectification: Athanasiadou, Canakis, Cornillie (Eds)

Message 1: Subjectification: Athanasiadou, Canakis, Cornillie (Eds)
Date: 23-Oct-2006
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Subjectification: Athanasiadou, Canakis, Cornillie (Eds)

Title: Subjectification
Subtitle: Various Paths to Subjectivity
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research 31
Published: 2006
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-9783110185300-1&l=E

Editor: Angeliki Athanasiadou
Editor: Costas Canakis
Editor: Bert Cornillie
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110185300 Pages: 408 Price: Europe EURO 98.00 Comment: for for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 132.30

Subjectification is a widespread phenomenon and has emerged as a most
pervasive tendency in diachronic semantic change (Traugott) and in
synchronic semantic extension (Langacker). Its importance is increasingly
valued despite the fact that it is an area that has been treated
differently by different scholars. One of the book's objectives is to
generate a clearer understanding of the two major models of subjectivity,
to see where they can meet but also where intrinsic differences present
barriers to any integration. Another objective is to speculate on whether
the notions of subjectivity and subjectification have reshaped our
understanding of grammar.

The goals of the volume are the following:
-The volume brings together contributions dealing with particular areas of
grammar in the framework of subjectivity and subjectification. Starting
with Stein and Wright's 1995 edition, publications on the specific process
have broadened the scope of this research. Indeed, the question 'how far
have we come?', addressed in the introduction, has become central in
reaching a clearer understanding of the above framework and even expanding
-Individual papers explore not only wider questions and implications on the
theoretical status of subjectivity and subjectification in language, but
are empirically supported by thorough and extensive data from different
languages (Asian languages, German, Spanish, Greek, Dutch, English). These
studies of particular areas of grammar (modals, adjectives) or of levels of
analysis (syntax) can help implement or adapt the existing accounts of
subjectivity made in the literature.
-The challenge for every single paper is to show whether the two major
approaches (Langacker's and Traugott's) can possibly be integrated or
whether they are fundamentally different. The papers also investigate into
the questions whether we have a continuum from highly subjective to more
objective, whether subjective need be opposed to objective, or whether
subjective may also be understood in contrast to neutral (which is often
the case in Traugott's examples of grammaticalization). Furthermore, the
issue of intersubjectivity, i.e., putting the addressee's perspective
onstage, is also discussed.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)
                            German, Standard (deu)
                            Greek (ell)
                            Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng )

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Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
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Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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