LINGUIST List 13.3146

Mon Dec 2 2002

Books: Language Acquisition: Kecskes

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  1. Julia.Ulrich, Situation-Bound Utterances in L1 and L2: Kecskes

Message 1: Situation-Bound Utterances in L1 and L2: Kecskes

Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 12:27:32 +0000
From: Julia.Ulrich <>
Subject: Situation-Bound Utterances in L1 and L2: Kecskes

Title: Situation-Bound Utterances in L1 and L2
Series Title: Studies on Language Acquisition 19
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
Author: Istvan Kecskes 

Hardback: ISBN: 3110173581, Pages: vii, 228, Price: Euro 88.00 / sFr
	 141,- /approx. US$ 88.00
This book focuses on formulaic expressions called Situation-Bound
Utterances (SBU). These are highly conventionalized, prefabricated
pragmatic units whose occurrence is tied to standardized communicative
situations. The unique feature of the book is that it discusses SBUs
in a cognitive-pragmatic theoretical framework, focusing on four
opposing perspectives: monolingual versus multilingual approach;
formulaic and creative language use; literal and figurative language
(salient meaning); SBUs in L1 and L2.

 From the contents:

Chapter 1: Lexical and conceptual level
Chapter 2: A dynamic model of meaning
Chapter 3: Context and salience
Chapter 4: The origin of situation-bound utterances
Chapter 5: Distinguishing Features of SBUs
Chapter 6: Classification and interpretation of SBUs
Chapter 7: Creatitivity and formulaicity
Chapter 8: Conceptual socialization
Chapter 9: Easy to Learn Hard to Understand

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Written In: English (Lang Code: ENG)

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