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Title: Lexical Markers of Common Grounds
Edited By: Anita Fetzer
Kerstin Fischer
URL: http://books.elsevier.com/9780080453224
Series Title: Studies in Pragmatics
Description:

The multifaceted and heterogeneous category of common ground is central to
theories of pragmatics, sociolinguistics, discourse and context. This book
addresses current approaches to common ground from the novel perspective of
lexical markers.

The edited volume falls in two parts. The first part addresses the
relationship between mechanisms of grounding and reference to common
ground. The second part examines different types of common ground. It is
shown that the investigation of lexical markers provides a novel
perspective for investigating the relationship between grounding, common
ground and common grounds.

Contributions by Sherri L. Condon and Claude G. Cech, Anita Fetzer, Kerstin
Fischer, Francois Nemo, Thanh Nyan, Moeko Okada, Carlos Rodríguez Penagos,
Karin Pittner and Thora Tenbrink.

"The nine essays in this volume show just how important common ground and
grounding are in language use. ... The result is an intellectual treat for
anyone interested in how language is used in its fullest social and
cultural context."
-Herbert H. Clark, Stanford University.


"'Lexical markers of common grounds' presents a wide range of detailed
analysis on specific linguistic devices (i.e. reformulations, modal
particles such as doch, discourse markers such as ok, temporal connectives
such as before and after, etc.) and in various kinds of interaction
(computer-mediated environments included).

A stimulating and multifaceted volume on two central topics of the recent
research, where linguistic, pragmatic, cognitive, sociological, and other
perspectives meet."
-Carla Bazzanelli, University of Turin

"Lexical markers of common ground are a fascinating domain: being
themselves information-laden, they are able not only to activate common
ground information, but also to accommodate new information as taken for
granted, in a grounding process that, on occasion, may come closer to
imposition than to negotiation. Their study in this volume opens a new
perspective on common ground which views it as both product and process,
thus emphasizing its dynamic aspect."
-Marina Sbisa, University of Trieste

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0080453228
ISBN-13: 9780080453224
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95