The Resource Interpreting imperatives, by Magdalena Kaufmann, (electronic resource)

Interpreting imperatives, by Magdalena Kaufmann, (electronic resource)

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Interpreting imperatives
Title
Interpreting imperatives
Statement of responsibility
by Magdalena Kaufmann
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Language
eng
Summary
Imperative clauses are recognized as one of the major clause types alongside those known as declarative and interrogative. Nevertheless, they are still an enigma in the study of meaning, which relies largely on either the concept of truth conditions or the concept of information growth—neither of which are easily applied to imperatives. This book puts forward a fresh perspective. It analyzes imperatives in terms of modalized propositions, and identifies an additional, presuppositional, meaning component that makes an assertive interpretation inappropriate. The author shows how these two elements can help explain the varied effects imperatives have, depending on their usage context. Imperatives have been viewed as elusive components of language because they have a range of functions that makes them difficult to unify theoretically. This fresh view of the semantics-pragmatics interface allows for a uniform semantic analysis while accounting for the pragmatic versatility of imperatives
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GW5XE
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Kaufmann, Magdalena
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0
LC call number
P281
LC item number
.K38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy,
Series volume
88
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Language and languages
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sciences humaines
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Gebiedende wijs
  • Semantiek
Label
Interpreting imperatives, by Magdalena Kaufmann, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Setting the Scene -- 2. How to Handle Imperatives in Semantics -- 3. Imperatives as Graded Modals -- 4. From Modalized Propositions to Speech Acts -- 5. Possibility Readings -- Embedding Imperatives -- References -- Index
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unknown
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1 online resource (xi, 269 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9789400722699
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759849571
  • (OCoLC)ocn759849571
Label
Interpreting imperatives, by Magdalena Kaufmann, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Setting the Scene -- 2. How to Handle Imperatives in Semantics -- 3. Imperatives as Graded Modals -- 4. From Modalized Propositions to Speech Acts -- 5. Possibility Readings -- Embedding Imperatives -- References -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 269 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9789400722699
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759849571
  • (OCoLC)ocn759849571

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