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Author Payne, Doris L
Title Pragmatics of Word Order Flexibility
Imprint Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1992
©1992
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Descript 1 online resource (328 pages)
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Series Typological Studies in Language ; v.22
Typological Studies in Language
Note PRAGMATICS OF WORD ORDER FLEXIBILITY -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of Contents -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- References -- Is Basic Word Order Universal? -- 1. Word order in some perplexing cases -- 2. Standard strategies for detecting basic order and pragmatically based languages -- 3. Word order typology and pragmatically based ordering -- 4. The pragmatically based type -- 5. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Basic Word Order in Two "Free Word Order" Languages -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Some elementary observations on word order and use -- 2. Grammar and basic word order in Papago -- 3. Grammar and basic word order in Warlpiri -- 4. Concluding remarks -- Notes -- References -- The Privilege of Primacy Experimental Data and Cognitive Explanations -- Primacy effects in sentence and discourse comprehension -- The Structure Building Framework -- The Advantage of First Mention in sentences -- The Advantage of First Mention versus the Advantage of Clause Recency -- Primacy effects in sentence production -- Notes -- References -- Information Distribution in Ojibwa -- Introduction -- Symptomatic analysis of Ojibwa syntax -- Direct analysis of Ojibwa text -- Further observations -- Notes -- References -- Nonidentifiable Information and Pragmatic Order Rules in 'O'odham -- 1. Introduction -- 2. 'O'odham constituent order -- 3. Nonidentifiable mentions -- Notes -- References -- Word Order in Klamath -- 1. Methodology -- 2. Object of investigation -- 3. Quantitative results -- 4. Discussion -- Notes -- References -- Word Order and Topicality in Nez Perce -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Flexible word order -- 2. Independent pronouns -- 3. Results of topicality measurements -- Notes -- Verb-Subject Order in Polish -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Data base -- 3. Discourse properties of the subject
4. Grammatical/semantic properties of subject -- 5. Properties of constituents other than the subject -- 6. Properties of verb -- 7. Discussion -- 8. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- The Pragmatics of Word Order Variationin Chamorro Narrative Text -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Data and methodology -- 3. Some sample VS and SV sentences -- 4. Principle 1: Word order inversion as a correlate of referential continuity -- 5. Principle 2: Word order inversion as a correlate of thematic continuity -- 6. Explicit reference and ambiguity resolution -- 7. Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Word Order and Temporal Sequencing -- Notes -- References -- Word Order and Discourse Type An Austronesian Example -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Fronted NPs across languages -- 3. Discourse typology -- 4. Pre-verbal NPs in Agutaynen -- 5. Observations -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Notes -- References -- Addendum -- Additional references -- On Interpreting Text-Distributional Correlations Some Methodological Issues -- 1. Background -- 2. Form-function distributional correlations in text -- 3. Wider context of the Mandarin data -- 4. Another case of skewed form-function distributional -- 4. The crux of the matter: Hypotheses about the text vs. hypotheses about the mind -- Notes -- References -- The series Typological Studies in Language
For some time the assumption has been widely held that for a majority of the world's languages, one can identify a "basic" order of subject and object relative to the verb, and that when combined with other facts of the language, the "basic" order constitutes a useful way of typologizing languages. New debate has arisen over varying definitions of "basic", with investigators encountering languages where branding a particular order of grammatical relations as basic yielded no particular insightfulness. This work asserts that explanatory factors behind word order variation go beyond the syntactic and are to be found in studies of how the mind grammaticizes forms, processes information, and speech act theory considerations of speakers' attempts to get their hearers to build one, rather than another, mental representation of incoming information. Thus three domains must be distinguished in understanding order variation: syntactic, cognitive and pragmatic. The works in this volume explore various aspects of this assertion
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Link Print version: Payne, Doris L. Pragmatics of Word Order Flexibility Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c1992 9789027229052
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Word order.;Pragmatics
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