The learnability question for the child acquiring English and Spanish should be easier for English, which offers a highly regular model of overt, preverbal subjects, but harder for Spanish, since the child needs to learn the semantic and discourse-pragmatic
constraints that regulate subject realization and the position of those that are overt.
Among other findings, the interaction of scope and parallelism with ellipsis is reconsidered; the structural significance of modal anchoring and essential properties for the interpretation of indefiniteness is explored in detail; additionally, quantificational variability and correlativity phenomena in relative clauses are analyzed; degree expression is characterized for concessive conditionals and superlatives; and, finally, several discourse particles with a quantificational core are shown to be critical for the articulation of semantic and discourse-pragmatic
Based on the discourse-pragmatic
findings in the analysed exchanges between teachers and students, the author argues that the two identified roles of English as a lingua franca and as a professional language should be integrated within content-focussed teaching programmes.
the representation of the meaning of the construction as invariable), Guerrero Medina presents a corpus-based analysis of the semantic and discourse-pragmatic
dimensions of the English conative construction, placing special emphasis on its connection, based on the parameters below, with the construction traditionally called "antipassive" in the functional-typological literature (Cooreman 1994): (i) identifiability and affectedness of the object; (ii) the aspectual changes in the predicate; and (iii) the lack of volitionality of the agent.
Linguists specializing in English explore the discourse-pragmatic
semantic, morphological and syntactic factors involved in English morphosyntactic alternations within a wide range of contemporary theoretical approaches.
2010 "Modals 'shall' and 'will' in Shakespeare: A discourse-pragmatic
analysis", in: Young-Se Kang, et al.
perspective has not provided a detailed description of although either.
The enclitic -mm in Amharic has been claimed to fulfill several discourse-pragmatic
and grammatical functions.
In fact, the issue of Spanish constituent ordering has been often characterised as the result of the interplay of discourse-pragmatic
, semantic and syntactic factors (LOPEZ GARCIA, 1996, p.