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Author Yamamoto, Mutsumi, 1942-

Title Animacy and reference [electronic resource] : a cognitive approach to corpus linguistics / Mutsumi Yamamoto.

Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub., c1999.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xvi, 278 p.
Series Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 46
Studies in language companion series ; v. 46.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. What is 'Animacy'? -- Ch. 2. What Does Animacy Do to Human Language? -- Ch. 3. Hierarchy of Persons and Animacy in English and Japanese -- Ch. 4. Degree of Individuation and Encoding of Animacy -- Ch. 5. Agency and Animacy -- Ch. 6. A Neverending Story of Animacy -- Appendix. Lists of Human/Animate Noun Phrases in Corpus. Case Study 1. Yukio Mishima, Hyaku-man Yen Senbei ('One Million Yen Rice Cracker' or 'Three Million Yen'). Case Study 2. Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express. Case Study 3. Asahi Shinbun and Asahi Evening News. Case Study 4. Newsweek. Case Study 5. The Transactions of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers and Systems and Computers in Japan. Case Study 6. Scientific American. Case Study 7. 'Tetsuko no Heya'. Case Study 8. Viewpoints.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Animacy.
Reference (Linguistics)
English language -- Animacy.
Japanese language -- Animacy.
English language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Japanese.
Japanese language -- Grammar, Comparative -- English.
Electronic books.
ISBN 1556199325 (alk. paper)