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William Salmon

International Review of Pragmatics 1 (2009) 249–292 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187730909X12535267111570 1 Example (1a) is taken from Perini ( 2002 : §39.3), and (1b) is example (7.51b) in Azevedo ( 2005 ). Double Subjects and Conventional Implicatures William

Shaping identities in interaction by cognitive meanings

The variable usage of usted (es) as second-person object in Spanish

María José Serrano

fact, previous findings on pronominal subject variants in Spanish have shown that both expression and omission of the subject endow a different cognitive perception of clause structure and of the communicative content expressed (Aijón Oliva and Serrano, 2013). This justifies the assumption that the

Leadership, credibility and persuasion

A view from three public policy discourses

Iga Lehman, Łukasz Sułkowski and Piotr Cap

kind of legitimization is expressed involves ‘a saying verb with the relevant authority as subject’ (1999: 105). In academic discourse source-tagging can be associated with various aspects of intertextuality , a term coined by Kristeva (1966) and used (among many others) by Fairclough (1992a) to refer

Siaw-Fong Chung

. The sentence in (1a) shows an example of Malay transitive construction ( AVO ), whereas (1b) shows an intransitive one ( SV ). Following this convention, “ A ” stands for transitive subject and “ S ” stands for intransitive subject. For the Malay transcripts, sometimes a hyphen or hyphens were added

Blue in Old English

An Interdisciplinary Semantic Study


C.P. Biggam

Blue in Old English represents the first thorough investigation of an area of the colour semantics of Old English, and the methodology developed for this study is believed to be appropriate for researching the colour semantics of any language which survives only in recorded texts. By means of a collection of in-depth word-studies, which suggest new interpretations of many well-known passages, an understanding of how blueness was described in Old English is developed. The approach is interdisciplinary, using evidence from subjects such as botany, manuscript illustration, etymology, early technologies, and others. The conclusion contradicts certain previously held views on Old English colour, and presents a hitherto obscured sociolinguistic picture of differing language use among various groups of Old English speakers.

Yan Huang

language in use. However, such a definition may be too general and too vague to be of much use. This is because pragmatics is a particularly complex subject with all kinds of disciplinary influence, and few, if any, clear boundaries. 1 The aim of this article is to survey the representative research areas

Dorien Van De Mieroop and Isolda E. Carranza

superiors have leeway either to impose or flexibly override the factuality of certain records. Yet, it has become clear that through making records matter for the development of the interaction, superiors subject subordinate participants to their authority (cf. Benoit-Barné and Cooren, 2009). By

Rachel Szekely

; Hornstein, Rosen and Uriagereka, 1994; Kimball, 1971, 1973; McNally, 1998; Milsark, 1974; Shafer, 1995). For instance, they may appear as the postverbal NP in the there -sentence but not as the subjects of the “related” locative copular sentence (1–2). Sentence (2) becomes acceptable if coat is

Elsi Kaiser

Southern California, USA Abstract Th is paper investigates issues related to referent tracking in discourse, in particular whether and how contrastive focus interacts with other factors – in particular pronominalization and subject- hood – to infl uence comprehenders’ and speakers

Klaus von Heusinger and Sofiana Chiriacescu

continuity” concept. It describes the potential of a non-topic to become topic in the subsequent discourse. A referent positively characterized by this feature is also called “pre-topic” (Endriss and Gärtner, 2005 ) or “second- ary topic” (Givón). As topics are generally realized as subjects, postverbal