Spatial demonstratives in English and Chinese : text and cognition

Yiʾan Wu

As a subject of universal appeal, spatial demonstratives have been studied extensively from a variety of disciplines. What marks the present study as distinct is that it is an English-Chinese comparative study set in a cognitive-linguistic framework and that the methodology features a parallel corpora-based, discourse analysis approach. The framework illuminates the nature of the demonstratives' basic and extended meaning and use, the connections between them, and the mechanisms that govern and constrain their trends of extension. The corpora place the English and Chinese demonstratives in comparable discourse contexts and processes, providing an "ecological" environment for the observation of how their behavior fits into the respective structural and discourse systems of the two languages. The study also illuminates important issues such as the subjectivity of language, language as a representational system and a vehicle of communication, the interface between form and function, and the role of context in discourse comprehension.

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As a subject of universal appeal, spatial demonstratives have been studied extensively from a variety of disciplines. What marks the present study as distinct is that it is an English-Chinese comparative study set in a cognitive-linguistic framework and that the methodology features a parallel corpora-based, discourse analysis approach. The framework illuminates the nature of the demonstratives' basic and extended meaning and use, the connections between them, and the mechanisms that govern and constrain their trends of extension. The corpora place the English and Chinese demonstratives in comparable discourse contexts and processes, providing an "ecological" environment for the observation of how their behavior fits into the respective structural and discourse systems of the two languages. The study also illuminates important issues such as the subjectivity of language, language as a representational system and a vehicle of communication, the interface between form and function, and the role of context in discourse comprehension.

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[目次]

  • 1. Preface, pix
  • 2. Introduction, pxi
  • 3. Acknowledgements, pxiii
  • 4. List of tables, pxv
  • 5. The figure, pxvi
  • 6. Conventions and abbreviations, pxvii
  • 7. 1. Introduction, p1
  • 8. 2. The nature of the spatial demonstratives, p27
  • 9. 3. Spatial demonstratives in real space, p59
  • 10. 4. Spatial demonstratives in displaced contexts: Similar trends of extension, p77
  • 11. 5. Spatial demonstratives in displaced contexts: Structural constraints on the similar trends of extension, p141
  • 12. Concluding remarks, p201
  • 13. Notes, p205
  • 14. References, p211
  • 15. Appendix, p225
  • 16. Index, p229

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[目次]

  • 1. Preface, pix
  • 2. Introduction, pxi
  • 3. Acknowledgements, pxiii
  • 4. List of tables, pxv
  • 5. The figure, pxvi
  • 6. Conventions and abbreviations, pxvii
  • 7. 1. Introduction, p1
  • 8. 2. The nature of the spatial demonstratives, p27
  • 9. 3. Spatial demonstratives in real space, p59
  • 10. 4. Spatial demonstratives in displaced contexts: Similar trends of extension, p77
  • 11. 5. Spatial demonstratives in displaced contexts: Structural constraints on the similar trends of extension, p141
  • 12. Concluding remarks, p201
  • 13. Notes, p205
  • 14. References, p211
  • 15. Appendix, p225
  • 16. Index, p229

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この本の情報

書名 Spatial demonstratives in English and Chinese : text and cognition
著作者等 Wu Yi'an
Wu Yiʾan
シリーズ名 Pragmatics & beyond : new series
出版元 J. Benjamins
刊行年月 c2004
ページ数 xviii, 234 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 1588115453
9027253692
NCID BA69137618
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ
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