Download Imperatives (Key Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics) by Jary M., Kissine M. PDF

By Jary M., Kissine M.

Show description

Read or Download Imperatives (Key Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics) PDF

Best semantics books

Weighted Littlewood-Paley Theory and Exponential-Square Integrability

Littlewood-Paley thought is a necessary device of Fourier research, with functions and connections to PDEs, sign processing, and likelihood. It extends the various merits of orthogonality to occasions the place orthogonality doesn’t quite make experience. It does so via letting us regulate yes oscillatory limitless sequence of services by way of limitless sequence of non-negative services.

Semantics: A Reader

This can be a kind of collections of classics that simply will get misplaced one of the multitude of books at the subject, however it continues to be the best i have encounter. lots of the classics are right here, Davidson's 'Truth and Meaning', Lewis' 'General Semantics', Kamp's unique presentation of DRT, Groenendijk & Stokhof's 'Dynamic Predicate Logic', Barwise & Perry's 'Situations and Attitudes', Barwise & Cooper's 'Generalized Quantifiers and normal Language' and the difficult to return via (except within the ridiculously pricey 'Themes from Kaplan') 'Demonstratives' via Kaplan, to say a number of.

Historical Semantics and Cognition

Comprises revised papers from a September 1996 symposium which supplied a discussion board for synchronically and diachronically orientated students to switch rules and for American and ecu cognitive linguists to confront representatives of alternative instructions in ecu structural semantics. Papers are in sections on theories and types, descriptive different types, and case reports, and view components reminiscent of cognitive and structural semantics, diachronic prototype semantics, synecdoche as a cognitive and communicative technique, and intensifiers as goals and assets of semantic switch.

Language Change at the Syntax-Semantics Interface

This quantity specializes in the interaction of syntactic and semantic elements in language swap. The contributions draw on facts from a number of Indo-European languages and tackle the query of the way syntactic and semantic switch are associated and no matter if either are ruled through related constraints, rules and systematic mechanisms.

Extra info for Imperatives (Key Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics)

Sample text

So, should we say that, unlike Irish, English lacks a genuine imperative mood? 3), this question is by no means easy to answer. But, for the time being, the crucial point is that if English does have an imperative mood, this mood has to be realised sententially, that is, singled out by a combination of morpho-syntactic and functional considerations. Leaving English aside for the moment, there are compelling reasons to think that characterising the imperative as being exclusively a verbal mood would be a misleading and arbitrary move.

35 Note that the negation with do is unacceptable in combination with another auxiliary: (84) *You did not be careful. (85) You weren’t careful. (86) *We did not have read the book. (87) We haven’t read the book. In stark contrast, imperatives must be negated with the auxiliary do form, even in presence of the auxiliaries have and be: (88) Don’t be shy. (89) *Be not shy. (90) Don’t have eaten all the food before we arrive. (91) *Have not eaten all the food before we arrive. This sets negated imperatives apart from ordinary negation.

Let us wait until Nua comes. tuu PART. Nua po nei, he turu night DET. ACTN go down he hi. ACTN fish When it gets dark, we’ll go down and fish. (132) ka mai a Nua. INCL. (133) ka oho ena koe, e to´o go DET. 2SG. ST. bring PREP. te ka SPCF. fish When you go there you might bring me some fish. 16 There are also languages that exhibit a rich inflectional system but nevertheless fail to dedicate an inflected form to directive speech acts. A very well-known example is the Australasian language Nunggubuyu. ’ (Heath 1984: 343; Verstraete 2005).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 13 votes