A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis Of The English Imperative

Author: Hidemitsu Takahashi
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027223890
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This volume offers the first comprehensive description of English imperatives made from a Cognitive Linguistic perspective. It proposes a new way of explaining the meaning and function of the imperative independently of illocutionary act classifications, which allows for quantifying the strength of imperative force in terms of parameters and numerical values. Furthermore, the book applies the theory of Construction Grammar to account for the felicity of imperatives in complex sentences. The model of description explains explicitly a wide range of phenomena, including frequency of use, prototypical vs. non-prototypical uses of the English imperative and the choice between longer vs. shorter directives including the imperative. A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the English Imperative: With Special Reference to Japanese Imperatives is intended for both researchers and students interested in the English imperative and Directive Speech Acts at large and for the linguists working within the Cognitive Linguistics and/or Construction Grammar approach.
A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the English Imperative
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Hidemitsu Takahashi
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume offers the first comprehensive description of English imperatives made from a Cognitive Linguistic perspective. It proposes a new way of explaining the meaning and function of the imperative independently of illocutionary act classifications, which allows for quantifying the strength of imperative force in terms of parameters and numerical
Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative
Language: en
Pages: 436
Authors: Eric Potsdam
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-12 - Publisher: Routledge

First Published in 1998. This work is an unrevised version of my 1996 University of California, Santa Cruz Ph.D. dissertation. The only changes that have been made are corrections of typographical errors, minor rewording, updating of references, and the inclusion of an index. I would like to thank Rosemary Plapp
The English Imperative
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Eirlys Davies
Categories: English language
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-18 - Publisher: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

In recent work the imperative seems to have attracted much less attention than the interrogative, perhaps because it appears to be a rather simple structure, easily accounted for in a page or two in manuals of English grammar, and probably also because in so many respects it seems to be
English Imperative Sentences
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: MR Manik Joshi
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-16 - Publisher: CreateSpace

What is an imperative sentence
Imperative Clauses in Generative Grammar
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Wim van der Wurff
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume contains ten articles exploring a wide range of issues in the analysis of the imperative clause from a generative perspective. The language data investigated in detail in the articles come from Dutch, English, German, (old) Scandinavian, Spanish, and South Slavic; there is further significant discussion of data from