ERIC Number: EJ486547
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Language Universals, Discourse Pragmatics, and Semantics.
Hopper, Paul J.; Thompson, Sandra A.
Language Sciences, v15 n4 p357-76 Oct 1993
Examination of a range of cross-linguistic generalizations leads to the view that grammar is primarily shaped by the entire range of cognitive, social, and interactional factors involved in language use. Specific grammatical phenomena are discussed that support the view that grammatical regularities arise because of certain strategies people use in negotiation with others. (97 references) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue: "Alternative Modes in Linguistics: Reinterpreting Language--Part 1," Philip W. Davis, editor.