Download PDF by Masayoshi Shibatani, Sandra A. Thompson: Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics: In honor of Charles J.

By Masayoshi Shibatani, Sandra A. Thompson

ISBN-10: 9027250448

ISBN-13: 9789027250445

This quantity displays the effect of Chuck Fillmore’s ground-breaking paintings within the fields of semantics and pragmatics. The papers within the quantity pay tribute to his pioneering learn into the inner most nation-states of the character of ‘meaning’.

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The notion of face in these articles is one of unblemished reputation, in which weakness or defeat cause problems to one's esteem with self or others. Remedies to save the reputation or sense of self are said to save face. These include excuses, justifications, revising history, avoiding controversy, and lying. These are all references to saving one's own face. "Therapists seek to help patients 'change their stories' while allowing them to save face," (Erickson 1984). 46 SUSAN ERVIN-TRIPP, KEI NAKAMURA, AND JIANSHENG GUO "When bisexuality appears in an otherwise heterosexual individual, it does so with compulsive force and gradually replaces heterosexuality.

2. Every fact would be accompanied by an example or rather, by many examples, for the user would be able to call up more at will; each fact stated formally would be linked to the corpus usages exemplifying it, and these would be prioritized so as to offer the user first the simplest and easiest to understand, and later the more complex and difficult cases. In this cumulative approach, the examples would be there to widen the dictionary user's horizons. 4) pose no problem for frame semantics lexicographers: everything is grist to their mill.

In all three languages, this phrase is used in the context of T've no face' (to see you), or 'he lacks face', because of shame. In Japanese, one might say kimi ni awaseru kao ga nai '(there's) no face (with which) to see you'. This might be an apology when you fail to fulfill a promise to a friend, creating disappointment. In Chinese, the equivalent expression might be used toward someone whose trust one has disappointed. In Chinese, mei lian 'he has no face' said of someone else is extreme, and is used in very serious, primarily voluntary acts, such as theft, treachery, adultery, pregnancy prior to marriage, and failure to pass the university entrance examination.

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