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Discourse and word order

Author: Olga Tsuneko Yokoyama
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1986.
Series: Pragmatics & beyond companion series, 6.
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Integrating various aspects of human communication traditionally treated in a number of separate disciplines, Olga T. Yokoyama develops a universal model of the smallest unit of informational discourse, and uncovers the regularities that govern the intentional verbal transfer of knowledge from one interlocutor to another. The author then places these processes within a new framework of Communicational Competence,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Yokoyama, Olga Tsuneko.
Discourse and word order.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1986
(DLC) 86026899
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olga Tsuneko Yokoyama
ISBN: 9789027278890 902727889X 9781556190124 1556190123 9027250073 9789027250070 1283358891 9781283358897 9786613358899 6613358894
OCLC Number: 769190404
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 361 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: DISCOURSE AND WORD ORDER; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; FOREWORD; PART ONE. A MODEL OF KNOWLEDGE TRANSACTIONS; CHAPTER ONE. FOUR SETS OF KNOWLEDGE IN CONTACT; 0. The Minimal Unit of Discourse; 1. Communicable Knowledge; 1.1 Seven kinds of knowledge; 1.2 The relationship between different kinds of knowledge; 2. Sharing Knowledge; 3. Two Individuals in Discourse; NOTES TO CHAPTER 1; CHAPTER TWO. THE PROCEDURES FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSACTIONS; 0. Constraining Subjectivity; 1. Assessment and Acknowledgment; 1.1 Assessment; 1.2. Acknowledgment; 2. Misassessment 2.1. Assessment errors and adjustment2.2. Imposition and acceptance; 2.3. Assessment and context; NOTES TO CHAPTER 2; CHAPTER THREE. DISCOURSE-INITIAL UTTERANCES; 0. Sentences, Illocutionary Acts, and Utterances; 1. Directives; 2. Statements; 2.1 Propositional statements; 2.2 Specificational statemenss; 2.4 Predicational statemenss; 2.5 Referential statemenss; 2.6 Metinformaiionls statements; 2.7 Summary of statements; 3. Effusions; 3.1 Impositional effusions; 3.2 Non-impositional effusions; 3.3 Summary of effusions; 4. Questions; 4.1 Specificational quesiions; 4.2 Propositional questioss 4.3 Referential quesiions4.4 Existential quesiions; 4.5 Predicational quesiions; 4.6 Metinformational questions; 4.7 Summary of questions; NOTES TO CHAPTER 3; CHAPTER FOUR. NON-DISCOURSE-INITIAL UTTERANCES; 0. Responses; 1. Obligatory Responses; 1.1 Answert to questions; 1.2 Acknowledgment; 1.3 Adjustment; 2. Voluntary Contributions; NOTES TO CHAPTER 4; CHAPTER FIVE. GRAMMAR AND PRAGMATICS; 1. The Model: a Summary; 2. Between grammar and pragmatics; 2.1 Deaccentuation of nouns; 2.2 Compatibility of indefinite subjects and stative predicates; 3. Communicational Competence; NOTES TO CHAPTER 5 PART TWO. RUSSIAN WORD ORDERCHAPTER SIX. HISTORY AND PRELIMINARIES; 1. Word Order Permutations in Linguistic Theory; 2. Russian Intonation and Word Order; 2.1 The problem; 2.2. An outline of Russian intonation; 2.2.1 Utterance intonation Type I --
2.2.2 Utterance intonation Type II --
I: ASSESSMENT; 1. Directives; 1.1 First person direciives; 1.2 Second person direciives; 1.3 Third person direciives; 2. Statements; 2.1 Propositional statements 2.2 Referential statements and statements about the CODE2.3 Existential and predicational statements; 3. Questions; 3.1 Specificational quesiions; 3.2 Propositional questioss; 3.3 Rererential and CODE questions; 3.4 Existential and predicaiional questioss; 4. Effusions; 5. Summary; NOTES TO CHAPTER 7; CHAPTER EIGHT DISCOURSE-INITIAL UTTERANCES --
II: IMPOSITION AND GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS; 1. Imposition; 1.1 Personal Empathy: Imposition of referential knowledge; 1.2 Imposition of propositional knowledge; 2. Grammatical Relations; 2.1 Tee terms: their semantic roles, case, and animacy
Series Title: Pragmatics & beyond companion series, 6.
Responsibility: Olga T. Yokoyama.


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