LINGUIST List 32.2263

Fri Jul 02 2021

Books: The Grammar of Interactional Language: Wiltschko

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 30-Jun-2021
From: Dan Iredale <diredalecambridge.org>
Subject: The Grammar of Interactional Language: Wiltschko
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Title: The Grammar of Interactional Language
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://cambridge.org

Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/grammar-and-syntax/grammar-interactional-language?format=HB

Author: Martina Wiltschko
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108481823 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108481823 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108481823 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.20
Abstract:

Traditional grammar and current theoretical approaches towards modelling grammatical knowledge ignore language in interaction: that is, words such as huh, eh, yup or yessssss. This groundbreaking book addresses this gap by providing the first in-depth overview of approaches towards interactional language across different frameworks and linguistic sub-disciplines. Based on the insights that emerge, a formal framework is developed to discover and compare language in interaction across different languages: the interactional spine hypothesis. Two case-studies are presented: confirmationals (such as eh and huh) and response markers (such as yes and no), both of which show evidence for systematic grammatical knowledge. Assuming that language in interaction is regulated by grammatical knowledge sheds new light on old questions concerning the relation between language and thought and the relation between language and communication. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the relation between language, cognition and social interaction.

Prologue; 1. Interactional language; 2. The Syntacticization of speech acts; 3. From speech acts to interaction; 4. The interactional spine hypothesis; 5. Initiating moves: a case study of confirmationals; 6. Reacting moves: a case study of response markers; 7. The grammar of interactional language; Epilogue.


Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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