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LINGUIST List 23.2099

Tue May 01 2012

Books: Viewpoint in Language: Dancygier, Sweetser (Eds)

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Date: 01-May-2012
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Viewpoint in Language: Dancygier, Sweetser (Eds)
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Title: Viewpoint in Language
Subtitle: A Multimodal Perspective
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: Barbara Dancygier
Editor: Eve Sweetser
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107017832 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107017832 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00

What makes us talk about viewpoint and perspective in linguistic analyses and
in literary texts, as well as in landscape art? Is this shared vocabulary marking
real connections between the disparate phenomena? This volume argues that
human cognition is not only rooted in the human body, but also inherently
'viewpointed' as a result; consequently, so are language and communication.
Dancygier and Sweetser bring together researchers who do not typically meet
on common ground: analysts of narrative and literary style, linguists examining
the uses of grammatical forms in signed and spoken languages, and analysts of
gesture accompanying speech. Using models developed within cognitive
linguistics, the book uncovers surprising functional similarities across various
communicative forms, arguing for specific cognitive underpinnings of such
correlations. What emerges is a new understanding of the role and structure of
viewpoint and a groundbreaking methodology for investigating communicative
choices across various modalities and discourse contexts.

Introduction: viewpoint and perspective in language and gesture, from the
ground up Eve Sweetser; Part I. Intersubjectivity and Subjectification: 1.
Irony as a viewpoint phenomenon Vera Tobin and Michael Israel; 2.
Subjectivity and upwards projection in mental space structure Lilian Ferrari
and Eve Sweetser; 3. Negation, stance verbs, and intersubjectivity Barbara
Dancygier; Part II. Gesture and Processing of Visual Information: 4.
Interactions between discourse status and viewpoint in co-speech gesture
Fey Parrill; 5. Maybe what it means is he actually got the spot: physical and
cognitive viewpoint in a gesture study Shweta Narayan; Part III. Multiple
Viewpoints in American Sign Language: 6. Reported speech as an
evidentiality strategy in American sign language Barbara Shaffer; 7. Two
ways of conceptualizing space: motivating the use of static and rotated
vantage point space in ASL discourse Terry Janzen; Part IV. Constructions
and Discourse: 8. The constructional underpinnings of viewpoint blends: the
Past+now in language and literature Kiki Nikiforidou; 9. Evoking discourse
spaces in speech and thought representation Lieven Vandelanotte;
Conclusion: multiple viewpoints, multiple spaces Barbara Dancygier.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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