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LINGUIST List 20.242

Mon Jan 26 2009

Books: Linguistic Theories/Semantics: De Brabanter, Dendale (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Commitment: De Brabanter, Dendale (Eds)


Message 1: Commitment: De Brabanter, Dendale (Eds)
Date: 22-Jan-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Commitment: De Brabanter, Dendale (Eds)
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Title: Commitment
Series Title: Belgian Journal of Linguistics 22
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=BJL%2022

Editor: Philippe De Brabanter
Editor: Patrick Dendale
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027226822 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027226822 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

Commitment is a notion widely invoked in speech-act theory, in
studies on modality and in dialogue modelling, but it has never been the
central topic of a monograph or a collective volume in linguistics. This
volume is the very first to bring together researchers from different
linguistic traditions and request them to focus on the notion. All the
contributions presented here use commitment as a key concept in accounting
for a broad range of linguistic phenomena in various languages, from
illocutionary acts like assertions and questions to modal expressions,
through sentence-types, finite subordinate clauses, concessive markers,
tense markers, and even text-types and genres. Each contributor takes pains
to explicate his/her understanding of the term commitment, thus
making interesting comparisons possible across theoretical boundaries. Some
authors also point out potential drawbacks of the notion and argue for
replacing or supplementing it with a related concept of involvement.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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