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Constructions of IntersubjectivityDiscourse, Syntax, and Cognition$
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Arie Verhagen

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199226702

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226702.001.0001

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Intersubjectivity—mutual management of cognitive states

Intersubjectivity—mutual management of cognitive states

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Constructions of Intersubjectivity
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226702.003.0001

This chapter argues that solving small grammatical puzzles involves some fundamental decisions on basic assumptions about human language and especially meaning. The work shows that the fact that a particular general view makes it possible to solve a number of more and less classic specific grammatical problems constitutes evidence for the usefulness of this general view. The chapter also describes major theoretical issues on human specialization, common ground and the construal configuration, human and animal communication, and the theory of argumentativity. The roles of argumentation and auxiliary syntax in the balance between objectivity and intersubjectivity are illustrated in Dutch and English. The prospects of adopting a usage-based, constructional approach to grammar are explained.

Keywords:   grammatical problems, human language, human specialisation, human communication, animal communication, argumentation, auxiliary syntax, intersubjectivity, cognitive states

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