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However, warnings do not contravene the stipulation in (ii), while threats do, since threats convey the speaker’s intention to do harm to the addressee, while warnings are a way of making the addressee aware of potential harm or danger. In warnings the speaker is not involved in bringing about the harmful state of affairs. As argued in Del Campo (2011), different speech act interpretations arise from highlighting and logically combining different parts of the (profiled or designated) stipulations.

D. Level 4 addresses discourse relations, which are an essential requirement for its overall connectivity. This is done through inferential mechanisms (socalled coherence) and also through constructional resources (so-called cohesion). 6 According to Mairal and Ruiz de Mendoza (2009), each of these general semantic relations is further subdivided into more specific semantic relations. g. syntactic coordination and subordination, discourse marking). g. g. g. g. X, For Instance Y). g. g. g. Either X or Y).

Panther (2012) also explores the extent to which grammatical structure is motivated. See also the collections of papers in Radden and Panther (2004) and Panther and Radden (2011b) for further insights on this issue. Chapter 2. Theoretical pre-requisites head with His head danced with visions of equations, where the same verb is used figuratively. d. The events described by the verb in a locative-subject construction take place repetitively and at the same time all over a place. From a perceptual perspective, either all the space is filled by the entities, as in the case of The riverbank was swarming with insects in (a) above, by the sound they produce (The garden echoed with the sound of children at play) or there is a visual illusion that it is filled on the basis of the repetition of movements (The garden danced with fireflies).

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