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LINGUIST List 25.171

Sat Jan 11 2014

Books: Meta-informative Centering in Utterances: Włodarczyk, Włodarczyk (Eds)

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

Date: 07-Jan-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Meta-informative Centering in Utterances: Włodarczyk, Włodarczyk (Eds)
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Title: Meta-informative Centering in Utterances
Subtitle: Between Semantics and Pragmatics
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 143
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.143

Editor: André Włodarczyk
Editor: Hélène Włodarczyk
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271143 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271143 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271143 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206107 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206107 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206107 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

The notion of information has nowadays become crucial both in our daily life and in many branches of science and technology. In language studies, this notion was used as a technical term for the first time about at least fifty years ago. It is argued, however, that "Old" and "New", used traditionally for characterising information, refer in fact to the meta-informative status of communicated chunks of information. They provide information about other information. Since subjects and objects, as attention-driven phrases, are also related to aboutness, the presented Meta-Informative Centering (MIC) framework includes predication theory. By applying the MIC theory to their analyses of English, German, French, Polish, Russian, Greek, Latin, and Japanese, the authors provide comprehensive explanations of the most puzzling aspects of the pragmatic use of basic universal linguistic categories. It seems clear now that canonical syntactic patterns, their permutations, and diverse transformations do indeed reflect very truly the meta-informative encapsulation of utterances. As a consequence, this book presents new and coherent theoretical solutions as well as their very efficient applications.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Greek, Ancient (grc)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Latin (lat)
                            Polish (pol)
                            Russian (rus)

Written In: English (eng)

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