Imperatives of visual versus auditory perception as pragmatic markers in English and Dutch

Van Olmen, Daniel (2010) Imperatives of visual versus auditory perception as pragmatic markers in English and Dutch. English Text Construction, 3 (1). pp. 74-94. ISSN 1874-8767

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Abstract

This article examines the English and Dutch imperatives of intentional visual and auditory perception and in particular their use as pragmatic markers. Look, listen, kijk 'look' and luister 'listen' are compared with respect to frequency, distribution and usage. The difference between look and kijk, on the one hand, and listen and luister, on the other, is argued to be indicative of a more general cross-linguistic tendency. This tendency is explained in terms of the imperatives' effectiveness in and likely recruitment for what has traditionally been called attention-getting and in terms of the common view of the nature of visual and auditory perception.

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Journal Article
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English Text Construction
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66300
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Deposited On:
17 Sep 2013 08:04
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Yes
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Published
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01 Jan 2020 08:36