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LINGUIST List 18.579

Wed Feb 21 2007

Books: Historical Ling/Pragmatics/Cognitive Science: Hübler

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Nonverbal Shift in Early Modern English Conversation: Hübler

Message 1: The Nonverbal Shift in Early Modern English Conversation: Hübler
Date: 20-Feb-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Nonverbal Shift in Early Modern English Conversation: Hübler

Title: The Nonverbal Shift in Early Modern English Conversation
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 154
Published: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20154

Author: Axel Hübler
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253978 Pages: 295 Price: U.S. $ 138.00

This is the first historical investigation on the nonverbal component of
conversation. For the courtly society of 16th and 17th century England, it
is argued that a drift appeared toward an increased use of prosodic means
of expression at the expense of gestural means. Direct evidence is provided
by courtesy books and personal documents of the time, indirect evidence by
developments in the English lexicon. The rationale of the argument is
cognitively grounded; given the integral role of gestures in
thinking-for-speaking, it rests on an isomorphism between gestural and
prosodic behavior that is established semiotically and elaborated by
insights from neurocognitive frequency theory and task dynamics. The
proposal is rounded off by an illustration from present-day conversational
data and the proof of its adaptability to current theories of language
change. The cross-disciplinary approach addresses all those interested in
(historical) pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, cultural semantics,
semiotics, or language change.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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