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Thu Nov 28 2013

Books: Illocutionary constructions in English: Cognitive motivation and linguistic realization: Del Campo Martínez

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Nov-2013
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Illocutionary constructions in English: Cognitive motivation and linguistic realization: Del Campo Martínez
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Title: Illocutionary constructions in English: Cognitive motivation and
linguistic realization
Subtitle: A study of the syntactic realizations of the directive, commissive and expressive speech acts in English
Series Title: Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes - Band 497
Published: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431299

Author: Nuria Del Campo Martínez
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034312998 Pages: 324 Price: U.S. $ 105.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034312998 Pages: 324 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034312998 Pages: 324 Price: Europe EURO 80.80

Grounded in the Lexical Constructional Model (LCM), a usage-based meaning construction model of language of recent design, this research argues that illocutionary meaning either results from filling in constructional variables such as X in the Can You XVP? construction or from affording access to abstract situational cognitive models through the metonymic activation of relevant elements of their structure. One such model is the Cost-Benefit Cognitive Model, which is incorporated into the description of pragmatic meaning and presented as lying at the core of the conventionalization process of illocutionary constructions. The inferential path based on the instantiation of the Cost-Benefit Cognitive Model determines the activation of speech act values that may become conventionalized within a linguistic community. The study determines the applicability of the analytical tools developed by the LCM for illocutionary description. The illocutionary acts selected are those proposed by the Cost-Benefit Cognitive Model as exploiting cultural principles of interaction.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng)

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