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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The Grammar-Pragmatics Interface
Subtitle: Essays in honor of Jeanette K. Gundel
Edited By: Nancy Hedberg
Ron Zacharski
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 155

This collection of papers celebrates the work of Jeanette K. Gundel, who
has contributed to the field of the grammar-pragmatics interface through
her publications on the syntactic realization of topic and comment and the
cognitive status of referring expressions, as well as by inspiring
colleagues to make contributions to the overall field of pragmatics. This
volume collects together papers from colleagues and former students on
pragmatics and syntax, pragmatics and reference, and pragmatics and social
variables. The volume includes papers devoted to explicating the
grammar-pragmatics interface, with the focus of the papers ranging from
Gricean and post-Gricean pragmatics, construction grammar, and genre theory
to formal semantics, as well as papers devoted to expanding on Gundel's own
original approach to factors such as the cognitive status decisions
underlying speakers' choice of referring expression and the topic and focus
decisions underlying speakers' choice of syntactic construction.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027253986
ISBN-13: 9789027253989
Pages: 358
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