* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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 22.3917

Fri Oct 07 2011

Books: Discourse Analysis/Semantics/Typology/Psycholing: Kibrik

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>


New! Multi-tree Visit LL's Multitree project for over 1000 trees dynamically generated from scholarly hypotheses about language relationships:
            http://multitree.linguistlist.org/

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
Directory
        1.     Jeri Dash , Reference in Discourse: Kibrik


Message 1: Reference in Discourse: Kibrik
Date: 06-Oct-2011
From: Jeri Dash <jeri.dashoup.com>
Subject: Reference in Discourse: Kibrik
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: Reference in Discourse
Published: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Book URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199215805

Author: Andrej Kibrik
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199215805 Pages: 688 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Abstract:

This is the first full study of how people refer to entities in natural discourse.
It contributes to the understanding of both linguistic diversity and the
cognitive underpinnings of language and it provides a framework for further
research in both fields. Andrej Kibrik focuses on the way specific entities are
mentioned in natural discourse, during which about every third word usually
depends on referential choice. He considers reference as an overt
representation of underlying cognitive processes and combines a
theoretically-oriented cognitive approach with empirically-based cross-
linguistic analysis. He begins by introducing the cognitive approach to
discourse analysis and by examining the relationship between discourse
studies and linguistic typology. He discusses reference as a linguistic
phenomenon, in connection with the traditional notions of deixis, anaphora,
givenness, and topicality, and describes the way his theoretical approach is
centered on notions of referent activation in working memory. He argues that
the speaker is responsible for the shape of discourse and that referential
expressions should be understood as choices made by speakers rather than
as puzzles to be solved by
addressees.

Kibrik examines the cross-linguistic aspects of reference and the typology of
referential devices, including referring expressions per se, such as free and
bound pronouns, and referential aids that help to tell apart the concurrently
activated entities. This discussion is based on the data from about 200
languages from around the world. He then proposes a comprehensive model
of referential choice, in which he draws on concepts from cognitive
linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, and cognitive
neuroscience, and applies this to Russian and English. He also draws
together his empirical analyses in order to examine what light his analysis of
discourse can shed on the way information is processed in working memory.
In the final part of the book Andrej Kibrik offers a wider perspective, including
deixis, referential aspects of gesticulation and signed languages.

This pioneering work will interest linguists and cognitive scientists interested
in discourse, reference, typology, and the operations of working memory in
linguistic communication.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Semantics
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=57789



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
Hodder Education http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
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
Pearson Linguistics http://www.pearsoned.co.uk/linguistics
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
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
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/



Page Updated: 07-Oct-2011

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.