LINGUIST List 30.1469

Wed Apr 03 2019

Books: Causation and Reasoning Constructions: Kanetani

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Date: 03-Apr-2019
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Causation and Reasoning Constructions: Kanetani
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Title: Causation and Reasoning Constructions
Series Title: Constructional Approaches to Language 25
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/cal.25

Author: Masaru Kanetani
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262714 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262714 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262714 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202468 Pages: 196 Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202468 Pages: 196 Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202468 Pages: 196 Price: Europe EURO 95.40
Abstract:

Causation and reasoning are different but related types of relationships. Both causal relations and reasoning processes may be expressed with one and the same connective word in some languages: English speakers use "because" and Japanese speakers use "kara". How then are causation and reasoning processes related to and different from each other? How do we construe and encode them? How is "because" different from other conjunctions with similar meanings?

To account for these and related empirical questions, this book presents an integrated analysis in accordance with the original principles of Construction Grammar. In particular, the book shows that the analysis proposed is compatible with our general knowledge about causation and reasoning and that it is valid for English and Japanese. The proposed analysis is also comprehensively applicable to a variety of related phenomena, ranging from the "just because" X "doesn’t mean" Y construction to the innovative and less known "because" X construction.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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