The Syntax and Pragmatics of Anaphora
A Study with Special Reference to Chinese
By (author) Yan Huang
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Syntax and Pragmatics of Anaphora by Yan Huang
Book DescriptionThis book develops a pragmatic theory of anaphora within the neo-Gricean framework of conversational implicature. Chomsky claims that anaphora reflects underlying principles of innate Universal Grammar, and the view is widely held that only syntactic and semantic factors are crucial to intrasentential anaphora. Yan Huang questions the basis of the Government and Binding approach and argues that syntax and pragmatics are interconnected in determining many anaphoric processes. Furthermore, he proposes that the extent to which syntax and pragmatics interact varies typologically. There exists a class of language (such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean) in which pragmatics play a central role that in familiar European languages is alleged to be played by grammar. Yan Huang's pragmatic theory has far reaching implications for this important issue in theoretical linguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521039604
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Yan Huang
Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics, Hardback (November 2016)
This volume brings together distinguished scholars from all over the world to present an authoritative, thorough, and yet accessible state-of-the-art survey of current issues in pragmatics. It covers a wide range of topics and will be an indispensable reference for scholars and students in pragmatics, philosophy of language, and related fields.
Pragmatics, Paperback (December 2014)
Yan Huang's highly successful textbook on pragmatics has been fully revised and updated. It includes a brand new chapter on reference, a major topic in both linguistics and the philosophy of language, as well as new material covering subjects including conversational implicature, emotional deixis, and contextualism versus semantic minimalism.
Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics, Paperback (December 2014)
A comprehensive guide to the terms, concepts, and theories of pragmatics from the traditional to the most recent, showing how they originated and how they are used. A vital resource for students and researchers in linguistics, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and computational linguistics.
Anaphora, Hardback (August 2000)» View all books by Yan Huang
In this book, Yan Huang provides an overview of the major contemporary issues surrounding anaphora and gives a critical survey of the many and diverse contemporary approaches to it. Dr Huang's survey and analysis are based on a rich collection of data drawn from around 450 of the world's languages.
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