The Grammar of Interactional Language

Author:   Martina Wiltschko (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108481823


Pages:   300
Publication Date:   17 June 2021
Format:   Hardback
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The Grammar of Interactional Language


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Traditional grammar and current theoretical approaches towards modelling grammatical knowledge ignore language in interaction: that is, words such as huh, eh, yup or yessssss. This groundbreaking book addresses this gap by providing the first in-depth overview of approaches towards interactional language across different frameworks and linguistic sub-disciplines. Based on the insights that emerge, a formal framework is developed to discover and compare language in interaction across different languages: the interactional spine hypothesis. Two case-studies are presented: confirmationals (such as eh and huh) and response markers (such as yes and no), both of which show evidence for systematic grammatical knowledge. Assuming that language in interaction is regulated by grammatical knowledge sheds new light on old questions concerning the relation between language and thought and the relation between language and communication. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the relation between language, cognition and social interaction.

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Author:   Martina Wiltschko (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.552kg
ISBN:  

9781108481823


ISBN 10:   1108481825
Pages:   300
Publication Date:   17 June 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Martina Wiltschko is an ICREA research Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Recent publications include The Universal Structure of Categories (Cambridge, 2014).

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