LINGUIST List 29.2443

Thu Jun 07 2018

Books: Tag Questions in Conversation: Kimps

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Date: 01-Jun-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Tag Questions in Conversation: Kimps
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Title: Tag Questions in Conversation
Subtitle: A typology of their interactional and stance meanings
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 83
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.83

Author: Ditte Kimps
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264336 Pages: 250 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264336 Pages: 250 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264336 Pages: 250 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200433 Pages: 250 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200433 Pages: 250 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200433 Pages: 250 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This monograph deals with variable tag questions. These are utterances with a variable interrogative tag, like "It's peculiar writing, isn't it", and the semi-variable tag "innit", such as "Nice, innit". The aim is to provide a corpus-based, comprehensive semantic-pragmatic typology of British English tag questions. Compared to existing descriptions, the proposed typology is novel in three ways. Firstly, whereas almost all existing typologies are single-layered classifications, the functions of tag questions are categorized into two parallel dimensions of interpersonal meaning: the speech function and the stance layer. Secondly, semantic generalizations are proposed for clusters of grammatical, intonational and conversational properties. Thirdly, the bottom-up description is based on a sizeable amount of authentic, spontaneous conversations, which are analysed both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Semantics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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