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Title Sentence and discourse / edited by Jacqueline Guéron
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  P295 .S419 2015    AVAILABLE    30630020088595
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  410 Se596 2015    AVAILABLE  -  30500101534462
Edition First edition
Descript xix, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics ; 60
Note "This book looks at the relationship between the structure of the sentence and the organization of discourse. While a sentence obeys specific grammatical rules, the coherence of a discourse is instead dependent on the relations between the sentences it contains. In this volume, leading syntacticians, semanticists, and philosophers examine the nature of these relations, where they come from, and how they apply. Chapters in Part I address points of sentence grammar in different languages, including mood and tense in Spanish, definite determiners in French and Bulgarian, and the influence of aktionsart on the acquisition of tense by English, French, and Chinese children. Part II looks at modes of discourse, showing for example how discourse relations create implicatures and how Indirect Discourse differs from Free Indirect Discourse. The studies conclude that the relations between sentences that make a discourse coherent are already encoded in sentence grammar and that, once established, these relations influence the meaning of individual sentences"-- Publisher description
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-305) and index
Introduction / Jacqueline Guéron -- On the temporal orientation of intensional subjunctives in Spanish / Brenda Laca -- Russian aspect in finite and non-finite modes : from syntax to event structure / Eric Corre -- {A/a}spect/discourse interactions / Liliane Tasmowski -- Time talk in narrative discourse : evidence from child and adult language acquisition / Maya Hickmann and Henriette Hendriks / On the syntax of modality and the actuality entailment / Jacqueline Guéron -- Implicatures and grammar / Nicholas Asher -- Perfect puzzles in discourse / Nicholas Asher and Jacqueline Guéron -- The passé composé in Old French and Modern French : evolution or revolution? / Patrick Caudal / Polyphonic utterances : alternation of present and past in reported speech and thoughts in Russian / Svetlana Vogeleer -- Free indirect discourse and the syntax of the left periphery / Alessandra Giorgi -- Subjectivity and free indirect discourse / Jacqueline Guéron.
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax
Discourse analysis
Alt Author Guéron, Jacqueline, editor
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