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LINGUIST List 23.2691

Mon Jun 11 2012

Books: Quotatives: Buchstaller, van Alphen (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Jun-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Quotatives: Buchstaller, van Alphen (Eds)
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Title: Quotatives
Subtitle: Cross-linguistic and cross-disciplinary perspectives
Series Title: Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 15
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/celcr.15

Editor: Isabelle Buchstaller
Editor: Ingrid van Alphen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274793 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274793 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027239051 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027239051 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027239051 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Research on quotation has yielded a rich and diverse knowledge-base.
Scientific interest has been sparked particularly by the recent emergence
of new quotative forms in typologically related and unrelated languages
(i.e. English "be like", Hebrew "kazé", Japanese "mitai-na"). The present
collection gives a platform to research conducted within different
linguistic sub-disciplines and on the basis of a variety of Western and
non-Western languages. The introduction presents an overview of forms and
functions of old and new quotative constructions. The nine chapters
investigate quotation from different perspectives, from conversation
analysis over grammaticalization and language variation and change to
typological and formal approaches. The collection advocates a comprehensive
approach to the phenomenon 'quotation', seeking a more nuanced
knowledge-base as regards the linguistic properties, social uses and
pragmatic functions than monolingual or single disciplinary approaches
deliver. The cross disciplinary nature and the wealth of data make the
findings broadly available and relevant.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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