By Nancy Hedberg (ed.), Ron Zacharski (ed.)

ISBN-10: 9027253986

ISBN-13: 9789027253989

ISBN-10: 9027292434

ISBN-13: 9789027292438

This number of papers celebrates the paintings of Jeanette okay. Gundel, who has contributed to the sector of the grammar-pragmatics interface via her courses at the syntactic recognition of subject and remark and the cognitive prestige of referring expressions, in addition to through inspiring colleagues to make a contribution to the general box of pragmatics. This quantity collects jointly papers from colleagues and previous scholars on pragmatics and syntax, pragmatics and reference, and pragmatics and social variables. the quantity contains papers dedicated to explicating the grammar-pragmatics interface, with the point of interest of the papers starting from Gricean and post-Gricean pragmatics, building grammar, and style idea to formal semantics, in addition to papers dedicated to increasing on Gundel's personal unique method of elements equivalent to the cognitive prestige judgements underlying audio system' number of referring expression and the subject and concentration judgements underlying audio system' number of syntactic building.

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Another source of high anaphoricity lexical mentions is a discourse strategy that Fox (1987) refers to as a return pop: reinstatement of a reference following the intervention of some number of predications in which that referent does not play a role. The exchange in (15) gives an example of a return pop: (15) A: Do you have any children? B: Yeah, I have two, two boys, twelve and sixteen. A: Twelve and sixteen. [Five turns intervene] A: What, uh, do you feel like you have any time­ B: [Laughter] A: to spend with them?

In these examples, the lexical mention from which the target pronominal subject is traced is shown in bold, as are the target and subsequent mentions: (21) No persistence: she → no subsequent mention A: But, um, my, again, my mother back in Indiana, we had a quilting frame in our basement, and she would—she would quilt whole quilts by herself. B: Oh my god. A: Um, yes, which I was always amazed. I have one of them, um, but, uh, you know to have the quilting frame and then to actually do that—it’s a tremendous amount of work.

This scale has one more category than that used for anaphoricity coding, as shown in Table 3: it contains an additional type of coreference link, lexical persistence. We added this category in order to determine whether lexical-subject predications might be defective topic proffers, requiring secondary introduction of the subjectdenotatum in a subsequent turn. The passages in (17)–(20) give examples of each of the respective values on the topic-persistence scale. (17) No persistence A: And then the power went off again.

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