This collection of especially invited papers aims to explore the nature of the semantics/pragmatics interface by examining the extent to which the analysis of certain expressions or constructions can be pragmaticised. As the title of the collection implicates, it is anticipated that the theoretical and descriptive burden will move from semantics to pragmatics.
`Michel Foucault is a very brilliant writer ... he has a remark-able angle of vision, a highly disciplined and coherent one, that informs his work to such a high degree as to make the work sui generis original.' Edward W. Said `The Archaeology of Know/edge ... provides an unusually sharp outline of [Foucault's] theoretical stance as well as a focused critique of the history of ideas.' Jean Claude Guedon 'A necessary guide to Foucault's often difficult ideas ... and to his overall historical ambition, which is to define the "soil" out of which contemporary events in a given period grow.' The Times Literary Supplement
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This volume presents recent developments in the linguistics of humour. It depicts new theoretical proposals for capturing different humorous forms and phenomena central to humour research, thereby extending its scope. The 15 contributions critically survey and develop the existing interpretative models, or they postulate novel theoretical approaches to humour in order to better elucidate its workings.
This book offers fresh perspectives on “shared grammaticalization”, a state whereby two or more languages have the source and the target of a grammaticalization process in common. While contact-induced grammaticalization has generated great interest in recent years, far less attention has been paid to other factors that may give rise to shared grammaticalization.
This volume in honor of Jan Terje Faarlund covers the areas in which he has contributed to linguistic theorizing, ranging from in-depth studies of Norwegian and Scandinavian grammar both synchronically and diachronically, to work on the Indian language Chiapas Zoque.
The (dis)empowerment of languages through language policy in multilingual postcolonial communities often shapes speakers’ identification with these languages, their attitude towards other languages in the community, and their choices in interpersonal and intergroup communication.