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Title: Spatial Demonstratives in English and Chinese
Subtitle: Text and Cognition
Written By: Yi’an Wu
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20126
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 126
Description:

As a subject of universal appeal, spatial demonstratives have been studied extensively from a variety of disciplines. What marks the present study as distinct is that it is an English-Chinese comparative study set in a cognitive-linguistic framework and that the methodology features a parallel corpora-based, discourse analysis approach. The framework illuminates the nature of the demonstratives' basic and extended meaning and use, the connections between them, and the mechanisms that govern and constrain their trends of extension. The corpora place the English and Chinese demonstratives in comparable discourse contexts and processes, providing an "ecological" environment for the observation of how their behavior fits into the respective structural and discourse systems of the two languages.
The study also illuminates important issues such as the subjectivity of language, language as a representational system and a vehicle of communication, the interface between form and function, and the role of context in discourse comprehension.


Table of contents

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Acknowledgements xiii

List of tables xv

The figure xvi

Conventions and abbreviations xvii

1. Introduction 1

2. The nature of the spatial demonstratives 27

3. Spatial demonstratives in real space 59

4. Spatial demonstratives in displaced contexts: Similar trends of extension 77

5. Spatial demonstratives in displaced contexts: Strutural constraints on the similar trends of extension 141

Concluding remarks 201

Notes 205

References 211

Appendix 225

Index 229

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588115453
ISBN-13: 9781588115454
Pages: xviii, 236 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 134
 
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ISBN: 9027253692
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Pages: xviii, 236 pp.
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