Cause, Condition, Concession, Contrast: Cognitive and Discourse Perspectives
English | 2000 | ISBN: 3110166909 | 480 pages | PDF | 23,6 Mb
In this collection of original and innovative papers, many authored by internationally known specialists, new light is thrown on the nature and the expression of the four probably most widely researched coherence relations.
Some contributions deal primarily with cognitive and semantic aspects of the categories in question or their linguistic exponents, others more with the deployment of causal, conditional, contrast and concessive markers in written and spoken discourse. This dual perspective also helps illuminate the interface of cognition and language use.