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LINGUIST List 17.485

Tue Feb 14 2006

Books: Discourse Analysis/Morphology/Syntax: Ewing

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Grammar and Inference in Conversation: Ewing


Message 1: Grammar and Inference in Conversation: Ewing
Date: 27-Jan-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Grammar and Inference in Conversation: Ewing


Title: Grammar and Inference in Conversation
Subtitle: Identifying clause structure in spoken Javanese
Series Title: Studies in Discourse and Grammar 18
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiDaG%2018

Author: Michael C. Ewing, University of Melbourne
Hardback: ISBN: 9027226288 Pages: x, 276 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027226288 Pages: x, 276 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Abstract:

This study analyzes how morphosyntactic structures and information flow
characteristics are used by interlocutors in producing and understanding
clauses in conversational Javanese, focusing on the Cirebon variety of the
language. While some clauses display grammatical mechanisms used to code
their structure explicitly and redundantly, many other clauses include few
if any of these grammatical resources. These extremes mark a cline between
the morphosyntactic and paratactic expression of clauses. The situation is
thrown into relief by the frequency of unexpressed referents and
conversationalists' heavy reliance on shared experience and cultural
knowledge. In all cases, pragmatic inference grounded in the interactional
context is essential for establishing not only the discourse functions, but
indeed also the very structure of clauses in conversational Javanese. This
study contributes to our understanding of transitivity, emergent
constituency, prosodic organization and the co-construction of meaning and
structure by conversational interlocutors.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements vii-ix
1. Introduction 1-13
2. The Morphology of Predicates 15-62
3. The Morphology of Nominal Expressions 63-117
4. Information Flow 119-156
5. Constituents and Constituent Order 157-221
6. Clauses and Interaction 223-245
7. Conclusion 247-254
Notes 255-257
References 259-265
Appendix 267-269
Author index 271-272
Subject index 273-276

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Javanese (jav)

Written In: English (eng )

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