Contexts of Subordination: Cognitive, typological and discourse perspectives is a collection of articles that approaches linguistic subordination as a semantico-grammatical and pragmatic phenomenon. The volume brings together cognitive, interactional and typological perspectives, and is characterised by extensive use of multi-genre data. The collection aims at a more precise understanding of subordination by emphasizing its pragmatic and contextual nature. Subordination and its linguistic realizations are studied from the perspective of language in its actual contexts of use, as an interactional resource available to language users, in both written and spoken language. In addition, the authors produce typologically relevant information about subordination in the different varieties and genres of the studied languages (English, Estonian, Finnish, and French). These qualities make the book unique in the field of subordination studies.
1. Introduction (by Herlin, Ilona); 2. Subordination in a dynamic account of grammar (by Langacker, Ronald W.); 3. Is there really a syntactic category of subordination? (by Cristofaro, Sonia); 4. Rhetorical use of some Finnish conjunctions in constructions and the scope of subordination (by Jaaskelainen, Anni); 5. Subordination in purpose clauses: Variation of verb moods in Finnish and French (by Peltola, Rea); 6. On the contextual conceptualization of joka relative clauses in Finnish (by Visapaa, Laura); 7. More subordinate?: Verb-final order and subordination in Finnish dialects (by Vilkuna, Maria); 8. Subordination and the prosodic marking of punctuation in L'etranger by Albert Camus (by Wiklund, Mari); 9. Utterances ending in the conjunction etta: Complete or to be continued? (by Koivisto, Aino); 10. French and Finnish converbal constructions and their translation from French into Finnish (by Havu, Eva); 11. Development of the Estonian conjunction kuna 'while; because' during the 20th century (by Plado, Helen); 12. Index