* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 21.3995

Sat Oct 09 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Semantics/Syntax: Urgelles-Coll

Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi <fatemehlinguistlist.org>


Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
Directory
        1.    Jennifer Tighe, The Syntax and Semantics of Discourse Markers: Urgelles-Coll

Message 1: The Syntax and Semantics of Discourse Markers: Urgelles-Coll
Date: 04-Oct-2010
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: The Syntax and Semantics of Discourse Markers: Urgelles-Coll
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: The Syntax and Semantics of Discourse Markers
Series Title: Continuum Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Published: 2010
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=136570&SearchType=Basic

Author: Miriam Urgelles-Coll
Electronic: ISBN: 9781441126054 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781441195500 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Abstract:

In this book, Miriam Urgelles-Col examines the syntax and semantics of
discourse markers. A discourse marker can loosely be defined as an item
such as well or now, coming at the beginning of an utterance and marking a
boundary between one part of spoken discourse and the next, signalling the
start of a new section of the discourse. They perform important functions
in conversation -- but defining discourse markers is problematic in itself.
The syntactic approach employed in this book to describe discourse markers
is Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) which is relevant in a
theory of discourse because it provides a framework in which all levels of
grammar can be integrated. Since discourse markers operate at discourse
level, a well developed discourse theory is required - in this case,
Segmented Discourse Representation Theory (SDRT) is employed. During the
course of the book, Minimal Recourse Semantics is explained as it provides
an integration of HPSG and SDRT. The approach described is exemplified
with an analysis of 'anyway'.

This book offers a detailed overview of research on discourse markers
covering different areas of linguistics: from a discourse analysis point of
view, to a Relevance Theory perspective going through a computational
linguistics approach. Moreover, the book contains a precise summary of
HPSG and the recently developed SDRT. It will be of great interest to
researchers in semantics, pragmatics, grammar and discourse analysis.

"This is a book out of the ordinary: rather than looking at only one aspect
of discourse markers, it provides an integrated, detailed and sensitive
exploration of the syntax, semantics, and discourse properties, and makes a
contribution to each of these fields. A fine read."
Doug Arnold, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex, UK

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=50727


Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Brill http://www.brill.nl
Cambridge Scholars Publishing http://www.c-s-p.org
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
De Gruyter Mouton http://www.degruyter.com/mouton
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
Emerald Group Publishing Limited http://www.emeraldinsight.com/
Equinox Publishing Ltd http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association - ELRA http://www.elra.info.
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.eu
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG http://www.narr.de/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Peter Lang AG http://www.peterlang.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com
University of Toronto Press http://www.utpjournals.com/
Wiley-Blackwell http://www.wiley.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics http://www.fl.ul.pt/revistas/JPL/JPLweb.htm
Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Langues et Linguistique http://y.ennaji.free.fr/fr/
Linguistic Association of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT 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/



Page Updated: 09-Oct-2010

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation       About LINGUIST    |   Contact Us       ILIT Logo
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.