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LINGUIST List 22.2428

Sat Jun 11 2011

Books: Applied Ling/Cog Sci/Semantics/Syntax/Portuguese: Vesterinen

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        1.     Chris Humphrey , A Cognitive Approach to Adverbial Subordination in European Portuguese: Vesterinen

Message 1: A Cognitive Approach to Adverbial Subordination in European Portuguese: Vesterinen
Date: 09-Jun-2011
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: A Cognitive Approach to Adverbial Subordination in European Portuguese: Vesterinen
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Title: A Cognitive Approach to Adverbial Subordination in European
Portuguese
Subtitle: The Infinitive, the Clitic Pronoun Se and Finite Verb Forms
Published: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Author: Rainer Vesterinen
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443829281 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 34.99
Abstract:

The study of adverbial clauses in Portuguese is related to the fact that the
Portuguese speaker may chose between three different structures, i.e. the
adverbial clause may contain the plain infinitive, the inflected infinitive or a
finite verb form. In the field of Portuguese Linguistics, the analysis of these
structures has traditionally been conducted from a Generative Grammar
perspective postulating abstract rules and transformations in order to explain
the variation between these structures. As a result, focus has been put on
purely structural aspects, while conceptual differences have been highly
neglected. The present book challenges this view of linguistic analysis.
Instead of proposing a general semantic content for finite and infinitive
adverbial clauses in Portuguese—traditionally based on notions like deep
structure and surface structure—the hypothesis put forward is that these
clauses evoke different meanings and that the use of one adverbial structure
or another can be explained by the context in which it occurs and by the
conceptual content it designates. From a Cognitive Grammar perspective of
linguistic analysis, it is shown that Portuguese adverbial structures illustrate
the iconic nature of language and that their conceptual meaning can be
explained by notions such as prominence, mental spaces, control and
subjectification.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Portuguese (por)

Written In: English (eng )

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