Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

By Peter Mark Roget

This book "supplies a vocabulary of English words and idiomatic phrases 'arranged … according to the ideas which they express'. The thesaurus, continually expanded and updated, has always remained in print, but this reissued first edition shows the impressive breadth of Roget's own knowledge and interests."


New from Brill!

ad

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

By Franco Montanari

Coming soon: The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek by Franco Montanari is the most comprehensive dictionary for Ancient Greek to English for the 21st Century. Order your copy now!


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Proper Nouns and Pronouns
Subtitle: The production of referential expressions in narrative discourse
Written By: Sarah van Vliet
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series 175
Description:

In consecutive references to narrative characters, narrators usually
alternate between the use of proper nouns and pronouns. This study aims to
provide a comprehensive and cognitively plausible account of reference
maintenance in online narrative discourse production.
The corpus research reported in this study offers an analysis of the
grammatical and discourse factors affecting referential choice in narrative
discourse production. The analysis is based on a large corpus of written
narratives, elicited through visual stimuli (a comic). The results of the
quantitative analyses indicate that in the maintenance of reference to
narrative characters, the choice between proper nouns and pronouns is
guided by two mechanisms: an independent distance-based alternation of
proper nouns and pronouns, and the repetition of proper nouns after
discourse-structural boundaries. These linear and hierarchical factors can
be assumed to
exert their influence through the fluctuation of (assumed) referent
salience. The relation between context factors and referential form stems
from the salience characteristics inherent in the nominal categories proper
noun and pronoun, which accounts for reference maintenance at both the
clause and the discourse level.

Proper Nouns and Pronouns should be of interest to researchers working in
the fields of text linguistics, cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Psycholinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789078328490
Pages: 202
Prices: Europe EURO 20.92