17.1249, Books: Cognitive Science/Syntax: Verhagen

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Subject: 17.1249, Books: Cognitive Science/Syntax: Verhagen

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Date: 24-Apr-2006
From: Jared Wright < jared.wright at oup.com >
Subject: Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Verhagen 

	
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Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:51:58
From: Jared Wright < jared.wright at oup.com >
Subject: Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Verhagen 
 



Title: Constructions of Intersubjectivity 
Subtitle: Discourse, Syntax, and Cognition 
Publication Year: 2005 
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Book URL: http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/?queryField=title&query=Constructions+of+Intersubjectivity& 


Author: Arie Verhagen, University of Leiden

Hardback: ISBN: 0199273847 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 95.00


Abstract:

Constructions of Intersubjectivity shows that the meaning of grammatical
constructions often has more to do with the human cognitive capacity for
taking other peoples' points of view than with describing the world.
Treating pragmatics, semantics, and syntax in parallel and integrating
insights from linguistics, psychology, and animal communication, Arie
Verhagen develops a new understanding of linguistic communication. In doing
so he shows the continuity between language and animal communication and
reveals the nature of human linguistic specialization. 

Professor Verhagen uses Dutch and English data from a wide variety of
sources and considers the contributions of grammar to the coherence of
discourse. He argues that important problems in semantics and syntax may be
resolved if language is understood as an instrument for exerting influence
and coordinating different perspectives. The grammatical phenomena he
discusses include negative expressions, the let alone construction,
complementation constructions, and discourse connectives.

This powerfully argued and original explanation of the nature and operation
of communication will interest a wide range of scholars and advanced
students in linguistics, cognitive science, and human evolution. 



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Syntax

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                     English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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