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Title Pragmatic approaches to Latin and Ancient Greek / [edited by] Camille Denizot, University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense ; Olga Spevak, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in language companion series (SLCS), 0165-7763 ; volume 190
Studies in language companion series ; v. 190.
Contents Pragmatic Approaches to Latin and Ancient Greek -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Editors8099; foreword -- Part I. Speech acts and pragmaticalization -- Part II. New insights into word order -- Part III. Pragmatic interfaces: The case of partD; -- List of contributors -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1. Pragmatics in Latin and Ancient Greek: An introduction -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Speech acts -- i. Interpersonal relations and politeness -- ii. Pragmatic markers -- 3. Constituent order
4. Conjunctions, connectors, and particles5. Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Part I. Speech acts -- Chapter 2. Illocutionary force and modality: How to tackle the issue in Ancient Greek -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Internal analysis of Greek data -- 2.1 Illocutionary and modality verbs -- 2.2 Particles -- 2.3 Discursive context -- 2.4 Subordinate mood selection -- 3. Comparative and typological parallels -- 4. Grammarians -- 5. A case study: phelon 5.1 Stages ;II: From lexical verb to modal verb
5.2 Stage III: Counterfactual assertions5.3 Stage IV: From declarative to desiderative counterfactuals -- 5.4 Stage V: Development from verb into particle -- 5.5 Stage VI: Extension to non-counterfactual wishes -- 6. Summary and conclusions -- References -- Chapter 3. Pragmatic functions of the Latin vocative -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Vocative: Form, construction, utterance -- 3. The traditionally recognized call and address functions and their definition -- 4. Vocative as a marker of discourse structure -- 5. Vocative of sincerity and guarantee
6. Reduplicated vocative of discontent7. Functions of the vocative-construction and the lexical meaning of the words involved -- 8. Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 4. Discursive and pragmatic functions of Latin em: Grammaticalization, pragmaticalization interjectionalization? -- 1. Introduction: Data and methods -- 2. Etymological content: em imperative of emere -- 3. Grammaticalization: Presentative function -- 4. Pragmaticalization: em as a discourse and pragmatic marker -- 4.1 Reference to one ;s own discourse
4.2 Reference to the interlocutor ;s discourse5. Expression of the speaker;s subjectivity: Interjectionalization? -- 6. The diachronic axis -- 7. Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 5. Quapropter, quaeso? : Questions and the pragmatic functions of quaeso, obsecro, and amabo in Plautus -- 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Object of investigation -- 1.2 State of the art and aims of the present study -- 1.3 Pragmatic markers and their analysis in a classical language
Summary "Pragmatics forms nowadays an integral part of the description not only of modern languages but also of ancient languages such as Latin and Ancient Greek. This book explores various pragmatic phenomena in these two languages, which are accessible through corpora consisting of a broad range of text types. It comprises empirical synchronic studies that deal with three main topics: (i) speech acts and pragmatic markers, (ii) word order, and (iii) discourse markers and particles. The specificity of this book consists in the discussion and application of various methodological approaches. It provides new insights into the pragmatic phenomena encountered, compares, where possible, the results of the investigation of the two languages, and draws conclusions of a more general nature. The volume will be of interest to linguists working on pragmatics in general, and to scholars of Latin and Ancient Greek in particular"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Papers based on the workshop, "Pragmatics and classical languages", held during the 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea in Leiden, September 2-5, 2015
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Latin language -- Grammar -- Congresses
Greek language -- Grammar -- Congresses
Pragmatics -- Congresses
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Ancient Languages.
Greek language -- Grammar
Latin language -- Grammar
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Denizot, Camille, editor
Spevak, Olga, editor
Societas Linguistica Europaea. Meeting (48th : 2015 : Leiden, Netherlands)
Pragmatics and classical languages (Workshop) (2015 : Leiden, Netherlands)
LC no. 2017034980
ISBN 9789027264930