LINGUIST List 11.1211

Mon May 29 2000

Books: Cognitive Ling, Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics

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  1. Gillian Caglayan, Cognitive Ling: Language, Text & Knowledge, Lundquist & Jarvella (Eds)
  2. Gillian Caglayan, Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics: Interlanguage Refusals, Gass & Houck

Message 1: Cognitive Ling: Language, Text & Knowledge, Lundquist & Jarvella (Eds)

Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 11:50:58 +0200
From: Gillian Caglayan <G.CaglayandeGruyter.de>
Subject: Cognitive Ling: Language, Text & Knowledge, Lundquist & Jarvella (Eds)


New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter!

>From the Series
Text, Translation, Computational Processing
Series Editors: Annely Rothkegel and John Laffling


Language, Text, and Knowledge
Mental Models of Expert Communication

Lita Lundquist and Robert J. Jarvella (Editors)

2000. VIII, 326 pages. Cloth.
DM 168,- /EUR 85,90 /�S 1226,- /sFr 150,- /approx. US$ 84.00
ISBN 3-11-016724-7
(Text, Translation, Computational Processing 2)



Casting light on the interplay between language and domain-specific
knowledge, this new book brings together ideas and approaches from
cognitive linguistics and psychology which aim at explaining how
language works, and how people combine their knowledge from a variety of
sources as they make sense of and draw inferences from text. The
different domains treated come from law, medicine, economics, and the
study of risk. In the book, these are approached mainly in the context
of communication between experts and laymen, and of differences in and
the effects of people's prior knowledge. The over-arching theme of the
book is mental models; the twelve papers contained in it concentrate on
the relation between cognitive aspects of language and text, and the
nature and structure of our knowledge. The areas of language, text, and
knowledge are in need of better cross-disciplinary integration, and the
present book is ground-breaking in the sense that the editors and
contributors succeed in bringing them together with-in the context of
communication involving experts.

Contents
Preface o Lita Lundquist and Robert J. Jarvella, Introduction o
Pierre-Yves Raccah, Lexical and Dynamic Topoi in Semantic Description: A
Theoretical and Practical Differentiation between Words and Terms o Jan
Engberg, Does Routine Formulation Change Meaning? - The Impact of Genre
on Word Semantics in the Legal Domain o Henrik H�eg M�ller, Noun Phrases
in Specialized Communication. The Cognitive Processing of the Danish
s-genitive Construction o �se Almlund, Semantic Roles in Expert Texts -
Exemplified by the Patient Role in Judgments o Lita Lundquist,
Knowledge, Events, and Anaphors in Texts for Specific Purposes o Anne
Lise Kj�r, On the Structure of Legal Knowledge: The Importance of
Knowing Legal Rules for Understanding Legal Texts o Dorte Madsen,
Communicative Situations as Reflected in Text Structure. On Legal Text
Production and Background Knowledge o Annely Rothkegel, Transfer of
Knowledge in Cross-cultural Discourse o Lene Palsbro, Argumentation and
Knowledge - An Empirical Study on Inference-making in Expert and Novice
Reasoning o Leo Noordman, Wietske Vonk, and Wim H. G. Simons, Knowledge
Representation in the Domain of Economics o Robert J. Jarvella and Suzie
Mathieu, On Judging Quantities in Text without Expert Knowledge o
Anthony J. Sanford and Linda M. Moxey, Risk Portrayal and Risk
Appreciation as a Problem in Language Use o Appendix: A TV judgement o
List of Contributors o Subject Index




For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222
e-mail: ordersdegruyter.de

Please visit our website for other publications by Mouton de Gruyter
http://www.degruyter.com

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Message 2: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics: Interlanguage Refusals, Gass & Houck

Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 11:54:20 +0200
From: Gillian Caglayan <G.CaglayandeGruyter.de>
Subject: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics: Interlanguage Refusals, Gass & Houck

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!


>From the series
Studies on Language Acquisition
Series Editor: Peter Jordens


Susan M. Gass and No�l Houck
Interlanguage Refusals
A Cross-cultural Study of Japanese-English

1999. 23 x 15,5 cm. x, 264 pages.

Paperback DM 58,- /EUR 29,65 /�S 423,- /sFr 53,- /approx. US$ 29.00
ISBN 3-11-016387-X
Cloth. DM 158,-/�S 1153,-/sFr 141,-/approx. US$ 79.00
ISBN 3-11-016386-1

(Studies on Language Acquisition 15)



Face-threatening speech acts such as refusals present particular
problems for all human beings. These problems are exacerbated when
individuals are not familiar with the culture in which these speech acts
must be performed and do not have the communicative or linguistic
facility to fully express their meanings. This book takes an in-depth
look at the speech act of refusals as performed in English by native
speakers of Japanese. The data-base comes from video-taped exchanges
between native speakers of English and native speakers of Japanese
during which the Japanese non-native speaker attempts a refusal. The
analysis of these sequences approaches the issues from multiple research
perspectives, most notably, second language acquisition and pragmatic
speech acts. This book looks at interactional aspects of refusal
sequences including the non-native speaker's evolving moves, responsive
behaviors, and use of non-verbal resources. The focus is on how
non-native speakers deal with the pragmalinguistic and interactional
problems inherent in performing a face-threatening act and the kind of
feedback that they receive in the course of the interaction.

This book is of interest for those involved in general linguistics,
pragmatics, discourse analysis, and applied linguistics.



Professor Susan Gass is Distinguished Professor at the Michigan State
University, United States.
Professor No�l Houck is Professor at the Temple University, Tokyo,
Japan.



For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
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10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222
e-mail: ordersdegruyter.de

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