The Sentence in Language and Cognition

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Lexington Books, 2008 - 181 páginas
The Sentence in Language and Cognition is about the significant role of the sentence in linguistic cognition and in the practical domains of human existence. Dr. Tista Bagchi has written a comprehensive assessment of the structure and cognitive function of the sentence and the clause in the context of real-world discourse and activities. The notions of sentencehood and clausehood with special reference to the semantic histories of the terms sentence and clause, including their ethical, legal, and administrative uses, are assessed. This is followed by a concise historical survey of the treatment of the sentence in a few of the ancient linguistic traditions, notably the Greek, Roman(-Alexandrian), Arab, and Sanskrit scholastic traditions. A wide variety of sentence types, from a cross-section of languages spoken in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, are presented by way of factual evidence for sentences and clauses as linguistic units. Formally defined notions of the sentence and the clause as syntactic constituents in major theoretical frameworks are examined and assessed for their essential properties and points of convergence. The Sentence in Language and Cognition is an essential book for advanced students and researchers of linguistics.
 

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INTRODUCTION
1
FACTS ABOUT THE SENTENCE AND THE CLAUSE
19
THE SENTENCE AND THE CLAUSE IN SYNTAX
41
THE SEMANTICS OF SENTENCES AND CLAUSES
65
THE SENTENCE AND THE CLAUSE IN CONTEXT
87
THE MORPHOLOGY AND THE PHONOLOGY OF THE SENTENCE AND THE CLAUSE
105
THE SENTENCE IN COMPUTATION AND COGNITION
117
THE SENTENCE AND ISSUES IN REFERRING
129
THE SENTENCE PREDICATION AND CAUSATION
139
CREATIVE WRITING AND THE SENTENCE
149
Epilogue
155
Bibliography
157
Index of Names
167
Subject Index
171
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Tista Bagchi is professor of linguistics at the University of Delhi.

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