LINGUIST List 32.2250

Thu Jul 01 2021

Books: Interpersonal Grammar: Martin, Quiroz, Figueredo (eds.)

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Date: 30-Jun-2021
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Subject: Interpersonal Grammar: Martin, Quiroz, Figueredo (eds.)
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Title: Interpersonal Grammar
Subtitle: Systemic Functional Linguistic Theory and Description
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: J. R. Martin
Editor: Beatriz Quiroz
Editor: Giacomo Figueredo
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108493796 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108493796 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108493796 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.20

This pioneering volume lays out a set of methodological principles to guide the description of interpersonal grammar in different languages. It compares interpersonal systems and structures across a range of world languages, showing how discourse, interpersonal relationships between the speakers, and the purpose of their communication, all play a role in shaping the grammatical structures used in interaction. Following an introduction setting out these principles, each chapter focuses on a particular language - Khorchin Mongolian, Mandarin, Tagalog, Pitjantjatjara, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, British Sign Language and Scottish Gaelic – and explores mood, polarity, tagging, vocation, assessment and comment systems. The book provides a model for functional grammatical description that can be used to inform work on system and structure across languages as a foundation for functional language typology.

1. Introduction: Theory and Description in Interpersonal Grammar across Languages J. R. Martin, Beatriz Quiroz and Giacomo Figueredo; 2. Interpersonal Grammar in Spanish Beatriz Quiroz; 3. Interpersonal Grammar in Khorchin Mongolian Dongbing Zhang; 4. Interpersonal Grammar in Mandarin Pin Wang; 5. Interpersonal Grammar in Tagalog: Assessment Systems J. R. Martin and Priscilla Cruz; 6. Interpersonal Grammar in Pitjantjatjara David Rose; 7. Interpersonal Grammar in Brazilian Portuguese Giacomo Figueredo; 8. Interpersonal Grammar in British Sign Language Luke Rudge; 9. Interpersonal Grammar in Scottish Gaelic Tom Bartlett; Index.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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