Morphopragmatics: Diminutives and Intensifiers in Italian, German and Other Languages
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Morphopragmatics: Diminutives and Intensifiers in Italian, German and Other Languages

by Wolfgang U. Dressler, Lavinia M. Barbaresi
     
 

The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations

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The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language.

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Presents a new sub-discipline, morphogramatics, integrating morphology and pragmatics, which is focused at grammatical (but non-prototypical) morphological phenomena such as diminutives, intensifiers, and honorifics. The authors claim that such regular morphological operations produce predictable pragmatic meanings that have so far failed to receive a systematic and explanatory treatment. They assert that this objective cannot be accomplished within semantics or general pragmatics, and to this end propose a theory of morphogramatics which deals with the area of systematic pragmatic meanings of morphological rules, i.e., of the regular pragmatic effects produced by them. The data mainly come from Italian and German, but English, French, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Danish and other languages are also analyzed contrastively (including translation equivalences). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110140415
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series, #76
Pages:
692
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.44(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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