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The Targeting System of Language$
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Leonard Talmy

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036979

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036979.001.0001

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Co-Form Cues to a Target

Co-Form Cues to a Target

(p.193) 4 Co-Form Cues to a Target
The Targeting System of Language

Leonard Talmy

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The linguistic material around a trigger comprises its co-forms. A co-form cue consists of any information provided by a co-form that helps the hearer determine the target of that trigger. Speculatively, co-form cues are provided only by the semantics of co-forms, not by their formal characteristics. Co-form semantics can lie at any of the three conceptual levels, from the literal-semantic, to the immediate-pragmatic, to the further-knowledge level.

Keywords:   co-form, co-form cue, literal-semantic level, immediate-pragmatic level, further-knowledge level

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