Ecolinguistics: Toward a New Paradigm for the Science of Language

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855670181
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1993
  • Series: Open Linguistics Series
  • Pages: 550

Table of Contents

Why "ecolinguistics": in lieu of introduction 1
Pt. I Theoretical considerations
1 Pragmo-ecological answers to unbridgeable gaps in the TGG paradigm: translation, idiomaticity and multiple coding 15
2 A pragmo-ecological view of linguistic structure and language universals: toward a new synthesis of linguistics and anthropology 45
3 Degrees of nonsense, or transformation, stratification, and the contextual adjustability principle 101
4 On 'positive' and 'negative' kinds of logic in modern linguistics: a Vichian perspective on the evolution of the science of language 112
Pt. II Syntax and semantics
5 What does a native speaker know about the verb kill? 149
6 A lexocentric approach to descriptive-linguistics 155
7 Periods of mystery, or syntax and the semantic pause 172
8 Where do exclamations come from? 188
9 How does a SEMEME mean? 208
10 The passing of the syntactic age, or take one on take: lexo-ecology illustrated 232
Pt. III Facing the arts
11 Systems of simultaneous awareness: toward a 'musical linguistics' 257
12 The transformation of a 'Turkish pasha' into a big, fat dummy 311
13 On the meaning of Noel Coward's 'Venice' 320
14 'Lexical insertion' as a socio-psychological event: evidence from poetic behavior 329
15 How to put the pieces of a formal poem, e.g. a 'sonnet', together 355
16 The 'illumination' of Giuseppe Ungaretti: a linguistic meditation on phonetics, semantics and the explication of texts 370
List of abbreviations 402
Bibliography 404
Index of names 415
Index of subjects 419
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