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Journal Title: Journal of Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   63 /
Issue Title: Discourse Participants in Interaction: Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Subject Expression and Ellipsis
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: 1. Discourse participants in interaction: Cross-linguistic perspectives on subject expression and ellipsis
Robert Englebretson, Marja-Liisa Helasvuo
Pages 1-4

2. Subject expression in grammaticalizing constructions: The case of creo and acho ‘I think’ in Spanish and Portuguese
Pekka Posio
Pages 5-18

3. Prosody, priming and particular constructions: The patterning of English first-person singular subject expression in conversation
Rena Torres Cacoullos, Catherine E. Travis
Pages 19-34

4. The functions of subjectless declarative main clauses in spoken Swedish
Camilla Wide
Pages 35-47

5. Motivations for first and second person subject expression and ellipsis in Javanese conversation
Michael C. Ewing
Pages 48-62

6. Agreement or crystallization: Patterns of 1st and 2nd person subjects and verbs of cognition in Finnish conversational interaction
Marja-Liisa Helasvuo
Pages 63-78
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Morphology
Pragmatics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Finnish
Javanese
Portuguese
Spanish
Swedish
Language Family(ies): Romance
 
LL Issue: 25.1274