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Spatial Demonstratives in English and Chinese - Text and Cognition (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,972
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Spatial Demonstratives in English and Chinese - Text and Cognition (Hardcover): Yi'an Wu

Spatial Demonstratives in English and Chinese - Text and Cognition (Hardcover)

Yi'an Wu

Series: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 126

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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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Imprint: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 126
Release date: September 2004
First published: 2004
Authors: Yi'an Wu
Dimensions: 225 x 154mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 236
ISBN-13: 978-1-58811-545-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > General
LSN: 1-58811-545-3
Barcode: 9781588115454

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