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LINGUIST List 24.4906

Tue Dec 03 2013

Books: Deixis and Pronouns in Romance Languages: Kragh, Lindschouw (Eds)

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

Date: 03-Dec-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Deixis and Pronouns in Romance Languages: Kragh, Lindschouw (Eds)
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Title: Deixis and Pronouns in Romance Languages
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 136
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.136

Editor: Kirsten Jeppesen Kragh
Editor: Jan Lindschouw
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271600 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271600 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271600 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206039 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206039 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206039 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

This volume proposes a new way to address the classical question concerning the relation between language, cognition, and culture from the perspective of two basic systems: deixis and the pronominal system. It investigates the linguistic structuring of basic concepts of person, place and time in Romance languages, disclosing structural differences that may be related to mental parameters and other extra-linguistic circumstances and thus possibly linked to a light revision of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

The methodological and theoretical focus is based on the discursive and pragmatic functional approach to deixis. The articles concern linguistic variation and language change, and most of the studies adopt cross linguistic perspectives, primarily among Romance languages, but also with a classical perspective from Ancient Greek discussing the existence of universal categorical patterns. The studies reveal similarities and differences between Romance languages mutually, and set the stage for comparisons between Romance and non-Romance languages. These similarities and differences are subject to change in connection with cultural developments in society and offer in this volume a coordinated effort in exploring the linguistic expressions of these extra-linguistic concepts.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient (grc)
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (eng)

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