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Mental Spaces in Grammar: Conditional Constructions


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Juli 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

In this pioneering new study, Barbara Dancygier and Eve Sweetser offer a new descriptive framework for the study of conditionality

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Conditional constructions, mental spaces and semantic compositionality; 2. Prediction, alternativity and epistemic stance; 3. Tense, epistemic distance and embedded spaces; 4. Future and present forms in conditional constructions; 5. Non-alternatives and alternatives: mental spaces in different domains; 6. Then and even if: mental-space deixis and referential uniqueness; 7. Clause order and space building: if, because, unless and except if; 8. Uniqueness and negative stance: only if and if only; 9. Coordinate constructions and conditional meaning; 10. The door-scraper in the Wild Wood: conditional constructions and frame-based space building; References; Indexes.

Portrait

Barbara Dancygier is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, University of British Columbia. Eve Sweetser is Professor, Department of Linguistics and Director, Program in Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Pressestimmen

' ... a thorough and challenging analysis of conditional constructions in English ... a genuinely new approach ... Mental Spaces in Grammar: Conditional Constructions is an excellent and intriguing study.' Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences '... a thorough and challenging analysis of conditional constructions in English. ... a genuinely new approach ... Mental Spaces in Grammar: Conditional Constructions is an excellent and intriguing study ...' William Van Belle and Ingrid Van Canegem-Ardijns, University of Leuven
EAN: 9780521844680
ISBN: 0521844681
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Linguisti'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005
Seitenanzahl: 295 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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