LINGUIST List 16.2044|
Thu Jun 30 2005
Qs: Grammars: Spanish; Cancelling Gricean Implicatures
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Grammars of Spanish
Cancelling Gricean Implicatures
Message 1: Grammars of Spanish
From: You-Jing Lin <youjingumail.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Grammars of Spanish
Dear Linguist List Colleagues,
Does anyone happen to know of any authoritative grammars of Modern Spanish
and of Spanish of the 15th~16th centuries?
I am currently looking at a case in which the Spanish preposition 'para'
seems to have become more grammaticalized after it was borrowed into a
Nahuatl language. While observing the different uses of 'para' in Nahuatl,
I'd also like to trace the development of the preposition in Spanish since
the 15th-16th centuries.It would be really helpful if I could get a hold of
some grammars that provide such information.
Thanks in advance!
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Message 2: Cancelling Gricean Implicatures
From: Emma Borg <e.g.n.borgrdg.ac.uk>
Subject: Cancelling Gricean Implicatures
I read somewhere that Generalized Conversational Implicatures can be
cancelled by purely syntactic features; for instance, they are not present
in downward entailing contexts. However, I don't know who discusses this
point or where.
If anyone could let me know who first raised this point, or where it has
been subsequently discussed, I'd be very grateful.
University of Reading
Reading RG6 6AA
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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