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A cognitive linguistic analysis of the English imperative : with special reference to Japanese imperatives

Author: Hidemitsu Takahashi
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012.
Series: Human cognitive processing, v. 35.
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This volume offers the first comprehensive description of English imperatives made from a Cognitive Linguistic perspective. It proposes a new way of explaining the meaning and function of the imperative independently of illocutionary act classifications, which allows for quantifying the strength of imperative force in terms of parameters and numerical values. Furthermore, the book applies the theory of Construction  Read more...
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Takahashi, Hidemitsu.
Cognitive linguistic analysis of the English imperative.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
(DLC) 2011052418
(OCoLC)769916200
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hidemitsu Takahashi
ISBN: 9789027274762 9027274762 1280497556 9781280497551
OCLC Number: 781744875
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 242 pages).
Contents: 1. List of figures; 2. List of tables; 3. Abbreviations; 4. Acknowledgments; 5. 1. Introduction; 6. 2. Observing English imperatives in action; 7. 3. The meaning of the English imperative; 8. 4. Accounting for some of the findings in Chapter 2 and the choice between imperatives and indirect directives; 9. 5. Mixed imperative constructions: Passive, progressive, and perfective imperatives in English; 10. 6. Conditional imperatives in English; 11. 7. English imperatives in concessive clauses; 12. 8. Japanese imperatives; 13. 9. Conclusions and prospects; 14. References; 15. Data sources; 16. Name index; 17. Subject index
Series Title: Human cognitive processing, v. 35.
Responsibility: Hidemitsu Takahashi.
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Offers a comprehensive description of English imperatives made from a Cognitive Linguistic perspective. This book proposes a new way of explaining the meaning and function of the imperative  Read more...

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