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 indicates coherence. regardless of its centrality to discourse interpretation, coherence hardly ever performs a job in theories of linguistic phenomena that follow throughout utterances.

In this e-book, Andrew Kehler offers an research of coherence relationships among utterances that's rooted in 3 forms of 'connection between principles' first articulated through the thinker David Hume—Resemblance, reason or impression, and Contiguity. Kehler then indicates how those relationships impact the distribution of various linguistic phenomena, together with verb word ellipsis, gapping, extraction from coordinate constructions, demanding, and pronominal reference. In each one of those components, Kehler demonstrates how the restrictions imposed through linguistic shape engage with these imposed via the method of creating coherence to provide an explanation for info that has eluded prior analyses. his booklet might be of curiosity to researchers from the vast 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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