Coherence, Reference, and the Theory of Grammar (Lecture by Andrew Kehler

By Andrew Kehler

A ordinary language discourse is greater than an arbitrary series of utterances; a discourse shows coherence. regardless of its centrality to discourse interpretation, coherence not often performs a job in theories of linguistic phenomena that observe throughout utterances.

In this ebook, Andrew Kehler offers an research of coherence relationships among utterances that's rooted in 3 sorts of 'connection between rules' first articulated via the thinker David Hume—Resemblance, reason or impression, and Contiguity. Kehler then indicates how those relationships impact the distribution of quite a few linguistic phenomena, together with verb word ellipsis, gapping, extraction from coordinate constructions, demanding, and pronominal reference. In every one of those components, Kehler demonstrates how the restrictions imposed through linguistic shape have interaction with these imposed by way of the method of building coherence to give an explanation for facts that has eluded past analyses. his e-book can be of curiosity to researchers from the wide spectrum of disciplines from which discourse is studied, in addition to these operating in syntax, semantics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and philosophy of language.

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