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Title Language description informed by theory / edited by Rob Pensalfini, Myfany Turpin, Diana Guillemin
Published Amsterdam, The Netherlands : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014
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Series Studies in language companion series
Studies in language companion series.
Contents Evaluating Warlpiri bilingual education / Samantha Disbray -- Phonological aspects of Arandic baby talk / Myfany Turpin, Katherine Demuth and April Ngampart Campbell -- Pre-stopping of nasals and laterals is only partly parallel / Erich Round -- The grammatical status of Garrwa pronouns / Ilana Mushin -- Verbs as spatial deixis markers in Jingulu / Rob Pensalfini -- Inflectional classes in morphology: Description and reconstruction / Harold Koch -- Marking definiteness or specificity, not necessarily both: Evidence of a principle of economy from Mauritian Creole / Diana Guillemin -- Theory and experiment in parametric minimalism: The case of Romance negation / Giuseppe Longobardi -- Serial verbs in Wambaya / Rachel Nordlinger -- Nominals as adjuncts or arguments: Further evidence from language mixing / Felicity Meakins -- The case of the invisible postman: The current status of the French future tense / Lynn Wales -- Manner and result: A view from clean / Beth Levin and Malka Rappaport Hovav -- Shifting relations: Structure and agency in the language of Bininj Gunwok kinship / Murray Garde
Summary This chapter examines the connections between shared cultural knowledge about kinship structure and the pragmatic inferences that enable interlocutors to assess each other's (multiple) perspectives. By drawing on Bininj Gunwok conversational data this chapter shows how linguistic choices are influenced by the dynamics of social relationships, particularly by context-specific speaker goals and stance-taking that focuses on intersubjectivity. The choice of kinterm is an essential component of stance-taking. A switch in kinterm shifts the indexes of various aspects of speaker agency (e.g. effecti
Notes Includes indexes
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Subject Linguistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Guillemin, Diana.
Pensalfini, Rob.
Turpin, Myfany, 1972-
ISBN 1306309077 (electronic bk.)
9027270910 (electronic bk.)
9781306309073 (electronic bk.)
9789027270917 (electronic bk.)