Adverbials in Use

From Predicative to Discourse Functions
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This volume provides a broad overview of the question of adverbials at the syntax/discourse interface, covering a variety of different languages – French, English, German, Norwegian and Finnish – and using different frameworks such as Cognitive Grammar, Constructional Grammar, Grammaticalization Theory, experimental approaches and formal approaches developed in Segmented Discourse Representation Theory (SDRT). It offers a rich insight into the functions linked to adverbial positioning. One of the main claims defended in this book is that the initial position itself plays a specific role in discourse cohesion.
At issue is the grammaticalization of this initial position, seen as a privileged locus for categorical changes and for the emergence of various discourse functions of adverbials such as discourse markers, connectives and framing adverbials.
It is hoped that contributions in this volume will lead to a better understanding of the complex interplay of competing motivations affecting the use of adverbials in discourse.

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Presses universitaires de Louvain
Laure Sarda, Shirley Carter-Thomas, Benjamin Fagard, Michel Charolles,
Corpora and Language in Use
BISAC Subject Heading
LAN009000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics > LAN009060 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
Code publique Onix
06 Professionnel et académique
CLIL (Version 2013-2019 )
3146 Lettres et Sciences du langage > 3150 Morphologie et syntaxe
Date de première publication du titre
14 octobre 2014

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Date de publication
14 octobre 2014
Nombre de pages de contenu principal : 324
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32,50 €
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Date de publication
14 octobre 2014
Nombre de pages de contenu principal : 324
Code interne
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