Cognitive and Communicative Approaches to Linguistic by Ellen Contini-Morava

By Ellen Contini-Morava

Show description

Read or Download Cognitive and Communicative Approaches to Linguistic Analysis PDF

Similar rhetoric books

Breaking Up [at] Totality: A Rhetoric of Laughter

Rhetoric and composition thought has proven a renewed curiosity in sophistic countertraditions, as obvious within the paintings of such "postphilosophers" as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Hélène Cixous, and of such rhetoricians as Susan Jarratt and Steven Mailloux. As D. Diane Davis strains today’s theoretical curiosity to these countertraditions, she additionally units her points of interest past them.

Controversy and Confrontation: Relating controversy analysis with argumentation theory (Controversies)

The essays which are accumulated in Controversy and disagreement supply a better perception into the connection among controversy and disagreement that deepens our figuring out of the functioning of argumentative discourse in dealing with ameliorations of opinion. Their authors stem from backgrounds.

The student's guide to preparing dissertations and theses

Whilst writing a dissertation or thesis, it really is necessary to produce a piece that's well-structured and well-presented. Giving transparent examples all through, this publication bargains the entire functional suggestion that scholars will want, whilst writing a dissertation or thesis. half 1: content material - from the format order of contents to the compilation of the bibliography and appendices half 2: Presentation and elegance - the main points of the way paintings might be provided and masking facets akin to writing types, web page numbers, margins and abbreviations.

Additional resources for Cognitive and Communicative Approaches to Linguistic Analysis

Example text

E. to single it out for individual conscious awareness). An entity accessed via a reference point is called a target (T). A reference point’s dominion (D) is the set of potential targets to which it gives access. The diagrammatic representation in Figure 6 will prove convenient. This general cognitive ability has both perceptual and more abstract manifestations. It provides the coherence of sequences like the following: (3) a. Do you see that large boulder about half-way up the mountain? There’s a climber just above it.

Semantics and pragmatics grade into one another, so that any specific line of demarcation would be arbitrary. Phenomena drawn from opposite ends of the spectrum will of course be quite different in nature, and those lying toward either pole can for all practical purposes be considered exclusively semantic or exclusively pragmatic. Let me state quite explicitly, then, that what we understand from an expression — on the basis of context, implicature, or interpretive strategies — is often (if not always) more extensive than anything we could reasonably identify with its linguistic meaning, even in a broad sense.

If we look beyond the labels to see what is actually being posited (or at least contemplated) as part of a comprehensive view of language and its use, the two models are not fundamentally incompatible. The abstract, monosemous meanings of CS are comparable to the highest level schemas posited in CG. Both frameworks recognize that, in actual use, expressions are understood in specific ways determined by context, communicative strategies, and interpretive abilities. Particular motivations for extension that are recognized in Cognitive linguistics, such as metaphor and metonymy, are presumably allowed in CS as possible strategies of interpretation.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 8 votes