The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.
The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin
Imagination und Animation [Imagination and Animation. The Creation of Mental Spaces through Animated Speech]
Die Herstellung mentaler Räume durch animierte Rede
De Gruyter linguae & litterae / Publications of the School of Language and Literature Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies 7
* Analysis of imagination in conversation from a conversation-analysis perspective * Combination of interactional linguistics and cognitive semantics * Empirical basis (corpus of German and Spanish conversations)
Imagination in conversations: This book explores a mental phenomenon from a conversation analytic perspective. It analyses sequences from interactions in which the speakers assume the roles of characters, animate what they say and put themselves in an imagined scene. Imagination is understood as conversational activity and mental phenomenon to establish a shared cognition. The study provides an important contribution to the topic of imagination and impressively combines the research fields of interactional linguistics and cognitive semantics.