Questions PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jan P. de Ruiter

Questions

Cambridge University Press
Publication date: August 2012
ISBN: 9781139847643
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$82.00
Our price:
$75.99

You save: $6.01 (7%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
The view that questions are 'requests for missing information' is too simple when language use is considered. Formally, utterances are questions when they are syntactically marked as such, or by prosodic marking. Functionally, questions request that certain information is made available in the next conversational turn. But functional and formal questionhood are independent: what is formally a question can be functionally something else, for instance, a statement, a complaint or a request. Conversely, what is functionally a question is often expressed as a statement. Also, verbal signals such as eye-gaze, head-nods or even practical actions can serve information-seeking functions that are very similar to the function of linguistic questions. With original cross-cultural and multidisciplinary contributions from linguists, anthropologists, psychologists and conversation analysts, this book asks what questions do and how a question can shape the answer it evokes.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
Questions PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
3436 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Enabled. Limit of 20 selections within 30 days.
Printing:
Enabled. Limit of 20 pages within 30 days.
Recently Viewed Products