Investigationes Linguisticae 2019-12-11T08:02:48+00:00 Agata Wolarska-Sobocińska Open Journal Systems <p class="oczasopismie"><strong>OPIS CZASOPISMA</strong></p><ul class="oczasopismie"><li><a href="/index.php/il/about">POLITYKA FUNKCJONOWANIA CZASOPISMA</a></li><li><a href="/index.php/il/issue/current">AKTUALNY NUMER</a></li><li><a href="/index.php/il/issue/archive">ARCHIWUM</a></li></ul><div class="oczasopismie"><strong>INDEKSOWANE W:</strong><p>JSTOR; CEEOL; Google Scholar; WorldCat<strong><br /></strong></p></div><div class="oczasopismie"><strong>WSKAŹNIKI OCENY CZASOPISMA: </strong><p><img src="/public/piotr/ikonki/mnisw_9.png" alt="" /><br /><!--<br /> <img src="/ojs_3/public/piotr/ikonki/ic_6_87.png" alt="" /></p>--></p></div><div class="oczasopismie"><strong>DOI: </strong>10.14746/il</div><div class="oczasopismie"><strong>ISSN: </strong>1426-188X<strong> ISSN (online): </strong>1733-1757</div> Greek meets Turkish at the western edge of Asia: Case markers and complementizers under language contact 2019-12-11T08:02:48+00:00 Metin Bağrıaçık Ash Göksel Angela Ralli We investigate case and clausal complementation systems in Cunda Turkish spoken in Western Turkey by refugees relocated from Crete (Greece) in and after 1923. Unlike Standard Turkish, Cunda Turkish exhibits unpredictable dative–locative and dative–accusative shifts. We claim these shifts are due to interference of the heritage language, Cretan Greek. Cunda Turkish subordination patterns also differ from those of the standard variety. Contrary to the case in Standard Turkish, nominalizing suffixes are employed only when selecting (matrix) predicates are non-factive veridical ones. Non-veridical predicates, on the other hand, select subordinate clauses that are in optative mood, a preexisting Turkish pattern which has nevertheless been reinforced by Cretan Greek impact. Finally, clauses that are complements to factive predicates are indicative clauses headed by an optional complementizer, a pattern which is extended to these clauses from factive adverbial clauses. 2019-12-11T07:59:53+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Simpler semantics for computational and cognitive linguistics 2019-12-11T07:59:54+00:00 Hywel Evans Certain consequences are considered regarding a simpler, more cognitively plausible treatment of semantics in SignBased Construction Grammar, a cognitive, unification- based theory of language. It is proposed that a construction grammar may be able to improve its coverage of core linguistic phenomena in line with minimalist goals (Chomsky 1993). Suggestions are offered regarding relative clauses and wh-expressions to show that a more straightforward account is available, one that allows a unified treatment of scope for quantifiers and wh-expressions. 2019-12-11T07:59:54+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Scalar representations in the semantics of Japanese. From measurements to pragmatics –The case of dokoroka– 2019-12-11T07:59:55+00:00 Szymon Grzelak This study looks into the scalar properties exhibited by some grammaticalized (and subsequently pragmaticalized) expressions of Japanese that are lexically based on the noun tokoro ‘place’. In particular, the argument will be focused on a conjunctive particle p dokoroka q ‘q, let alone p’. In most cases, both p and q can be ascribed some pragmatically inferred scalar values reflecting gradable properties, but the assessment of such a common scale is difficult in some cases. We argue that such “non-scalar” instances of dokoro-ka, occurring in enumerations, can be represented as cardinalities in the semantic model. 2019-12-11T07:59:55+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Who I am asking about: What the sentence endings imply about the unexpressed subjects in wh-questions 2019-12-11T07:59:55+00:00 Katsunobu Izutsu Yong-Taek Kim This study demonstrates that the sentence endings of Korean and Japanese wh-questions can be analyzed as serving to evoke and, in a weaker sense, to mark an unexpressed verb subject. This study further contends that the endings are not complex forms with successive morphemes each contributing to the whole meaning but rather simplex forms each of which has its own meaning and function. This study argues that pragmatic groupings of event participants help the sentence endings to mark subjects in the Korean and Japanese languages as well as other languages of the world. 2019-12-11T07:59:55+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Speech-event conceptions behind discoursepragmatic characteristics of the construction ‘do and see’ in East Asian languages 2019-12-11T07:59:56+00:00 Katsunobu Izutsu Takeshi Koguma This study addresses the semantic and functional diversities of the construction literally meaning ‘do and see’ in three East Asian languages: Japanese, Korean, and Ainu. The literal sense is dominant in Ainu, the tentative sense is predominant in Japanese, and the experiential sense as well as the tentative sense is very common in Korean. The study advances a discourse-pragmatic analysis with respect to speech-event conceptions that underlie the different senses of the construction. 2019-12-11T07:59:56+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Case-marking idiosyncrasy in subordination: the Japanese dative ni and beyond 2019-12-11T07:59:57+00:00 Takeshi Koguma Katsunobu Izutsu This article examines Japanese idiosyncratic dative case markings, which cannot be accounted for by the semantics of verbs per se. We argue that the underlying mechanism is best described in terms of “blending of prefabricated forms in language production” (Barlow 2000), demonstrating that the relevant prefabricated structures provide a scaffold for the development of the use of dative ni in question. This study further explores some comparable non-canonical case markings observed in Korean subordinate clauses, suggesting that they can also be similarly characterized. 2019-12-11T07:59:57+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Testing Epistemic Injustice 2019-12-11T07:59:57+00:00 Elin McCready Grégoire Winterstein This work builds on the trivial observation that everyone is not trusted equally. One’s gender, ethnic group, occupation etc. will affect how one’s information is believed and interpreted by others. We begin by reviewing past approaches to reliability and epistemic injustice, and the factors which affect how one’s reliability is evaluated by others in discourse. We then discuss recent experimental results which show that the linguistic manipulation of gender seems to affect the strategies with which the source’s reliability is evaluated. We argue that masculine sources benefit from more charitable assumptions than feminine ones. To support this claim, we present the results of a fine-grained categorization task. The results of this task seem to support our claim about charity, i.e. that a masculine source can more easily claim competence about a topic categorized as feminine, whereas the converse appears less true. 2019-12-11T07:59:57+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 'To be tensed or not to be tensed?' The case of Vietnamese 2019-12-11T07:59:58+00:00 Trang Phan Nigel Duffield In this paper, we scrutinise the interpretation and distribution of a number of morphemes that serve as means of expressing temporal/aspectual relations in Vietnamese, investigating whether they should treated as genuine tense and aspect markers. The main goals of the study are two-fold: (i) empirically, to offer a comprehensive description of Vietnamese tense and aspect, in both pre-verbal and post-verbal domains; (ii) theoretically, to offer new pieces of evidence supporting the claim that Tense and Aspect exist as independent functional categories in Vietnamese. 2019-12-11T07:59:58+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Cognitive Aspects of Relative Clause Production In Oral and Written Narratives 2019-12-11T07:59:58+00:00 Ming-Ming Pu The present study aims to investigate relative clause production in Chinese and English from a cognitivefunction approach that explores underlying cognitive, semantic, and discourse-pragmatic factors operative in discourse processing. With this approach we are able to account for both general and specific distributional patterns of RCs between the two languages on the one hand and between speech and writing on the other, using narrative data elicited from native speakers of both languages. 2019-12-11T07:59:58+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Quality of commitment: Japanese daroo as a speech act operator 2019-12-11T07:59:58+00:00 Lukas Rieser This paper proposes a compositional analysis of the meaning of Japanese daroo-utterances with declarative and interrogative force, and final rising and falling intonation. Daroo is analyzed in a framework for speech act felicity as an operator lowering the quality threshold for felicitous assertion. The conveyed meanings of conjecture, confirmation, and doubt uses of darooutterances are predicted from modification of the respective speech act types’ felicity conditions by daroo. 2019-12-11T07:59:58+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Nominalization in Koro 2019-12-11T07:59:59+00:00 Nupur Sinha Madhumita Barbora Koro is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The present paper deals with the nominalization processes in Koro. Two types of nominalizing strategy is seen in Koro: derivational and clausal. Derivational nominalization derives a noun from a non-nominal lexical root (a verb or adjective) as [V-NMZ]N or [ADJ-NMZ]N. In clausal nominalizations, the nominalized clause is subordinate to the matrix clause. Koro employs the morphological marker –gõ to derive nouns from action verbs. The clausal nominals do not take any nominalizer marker but display nominal markers like number, definite articles, case on the verb. 2019-12-11T07:59:59+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019