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LINGUIST List 20.2516

Wed Jul 15 2009

Books: Syntax/General Ling: Traugott, Meulen, Reilly, Fergus

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        1.    Daniel Davies, On Conditionals: Traugott, Meulen, Reilly, Fergus

Message 1: On Conditionals: Traugott, Meulen, Reilly, Fergus
Date: 15-Jul-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: On Conditionals: Traugott, Meulen, Reilly, Fergus
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Title: On Conditionals
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Elizabeth Closs Traugott
Author: Alice Ter Meulen
Author: Judy Snitzer Reilly
Author: Charles A. Fergus
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521113274 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 26.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521113274 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 50.00
Abstract:

Note: This is the re-issue of a previously published book.

On Conditionals provides the first major cross-disciplinary account of
conditional (if-then) constructions. Conditional sentences directly reflect
the language user's ability to reason about alternatives, uncertainties,
and unrealised contingencies. An understanding of the conceptual and
behavioural organisation involved in the construction and interpretation of
these kinds of sentences therefore provides fundamental insights into the
inferential strategies and the cognitive and linguistic processes of human
beings. The present volume brings together studies from several
perspectives - philosophical, linguistic and psychological - and aims to
emphasise the intrinsic connections between the issues to be addressed and
to point to new directions for interdisciplinary work.

Part I. General Studies:
1. Overview, Charles A. Gerguson, Judy Snitzer Reilly, Alice ter Meulen and
Elizabeth Closs Traugott;
2. Conditionals and conditional information, John Barwise;
3. Conditions and mental models, P. N. Johnson-Laird;
4. Conditionals: a typology, Bernard Comrie;

Part II. Particular Studies:
5. On the interpretation of 'donkey'-sentences, Tanya Reinhart;
6. Generic information, conditional contexts and constraints, Alice ter
Meulen;
7. Data semantics and the pragmatics of indicative conditionals, Frank
Verltman;
8. Remarks on the semantics and pragmatics of conditionals, Ernest W. Adams;
9. The use of conditionals in inducements and deterrents, Samuel Fillenbaum;
10. Conditionals and speech acts, Johan van der Auwera;
11. Constraints on the form and meaning of the protasis, John Haiman;
12. Conditionals, concessive conditionals and concessives: Areas of
contrast, overlap and neutralization, Ekkehard König;
13. The realis-irrealis continuum in the classical Greek conditional, Joseph
H. Greenberg;
14. The historical development of SI-clauses in Romance, Martin B. Harris;
15. First steps in acquiring conditionals, Melissa Bowerman;
16. The acquisition of temporals and conditionals, Judy Snitzer Reilly;
17. Conditionals are discourse-bound, Noriko Akatsuka;
18. Conditionals in discourse: A text-based study from English, Cecilia E.
Ford and Sandra A. Thomspon;
Indices.


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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