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LINGUIST List 23.1697

Mon Apr 02 2012

Books: A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the English Imperative: Takahashi

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Date: 02-Apr-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the English Imperative: Takahashi
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Title: A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the English Imperative
Subtitle: With special reference to Japanese imperatives
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 35
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/hcp.35

Author: Hidemitsu Takahashi
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274762 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274762 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223890 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223890 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223890 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.40
Abstract:

This volume offers the first comprehensive description of English imperatives
made from a Cognitive Linguistic perspective. It proposes a new way of
explaining the meaning and function of the imperative independently of
illocutionary act classifications, which allows for quantifying the strength of
imperative force in terms of parameters and numerical values. Furthermore, the
book applies the theory of Construction Grammar to account for the felicity of
imperatives in complex sentences. The model of description explains explicitly
a wide range of phenomena, including frequency of use, prototypical vs. non-
prototypical uses of the English imperative and the choice between longer vs.
shorter directives including the imperative. "A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of
the English Imperative: With Special Reference to Japanese Imperatives" is
intended for both researchers and students interested in the English imperative
and Directive Speech Acts at large and for the linguists working within the
Cognitive Linguistics and/or Construction Grammar approach.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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