Wallace Chafe

List of John Benjamins publications for which Wallace Chafe plays a role.


Subjects Cognitive psychology | Communication Studies | Consciousness research | Discourse studies | Pragmatics

On Language and Consciousness

Ray Jackendoff and Wallace Chafe

Special issue of Pragmatics & Cognition 4:1 (1996) viii, 217 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Consciousness research | Pragmatics


Lukaniec, Megan and Wallace Chafe 2016 Huron/Wendat interactions with the Seneca languageLanguage Contact and Change in the Americas: Studies in honor of Marianne Mithun, Berez-Kroeker, Andrea L., Diane M. Hintz and Carmen Jany (eds.), pp. 189–218 | Article
This paper examines a historical language shift from Wendat, or Huron (Iroquoian), to Seneca (Iroquoian). Speakers of the two related polysynthetic languages were in intense contact with one another during the late 17th century when Wendat refugees settled in Seneca towns. Evidence for this… read more
Chafe, Wallace 2011 Review of Raskin (2008): The Primer of Humor ResearchProsody and Humor, Attardo, Salvatore, Manuela Maria Wagner and Eduardo Urios-Aparisi (eds.), pp. 357–365 | Review
Chafe, Wallace 2009 Consciousness and languageCognition and Pragmatics, Sandra, Dominiek, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 135–145 | Article
Chafe, Wallace 2005 The relation of grammar to thoughtThe Dynamics of Language Use: Functional and contrastive perspectives, Butler, Christopher S., María de los Ángeles Gómez González and Susana M. Doval-Suárez (eds.), pp. 57–78 | Article
Chafe, Wallace 2004 Discourse effects of polysynthesisDiscourse Across Languages and Cultures, Moder, Carol Lynn and Aida Martinovic-Zic (eds.), pp. 37–52 | Article
Chafe, Wallace 2002 Putting grammaticalization in its placeNew Reflections on Grammaticalization, Wischer, Ilse and Gabriele Diewald (eds.), pp. 395–412 | Article
Chafe, Wallace 2002 Searching for meaning in language: A memoirHistoriographia Linguistica 29:1/2, pp. 245–261 | Miscellaneous
Chafe, Wallace 2000 Loci of diversity and convergence in thought and languageExplorations in Linguistic Relativity, Pütz, Martin and Marjolijn H. Verspoor (eds.), pp. 101 ff. | Article
Floyd G. Lounsbury (1914–1998), one of the 20th century’s most influential anthropological linguistics, will be remembered especially for his contributions to three major areas of scholarship: Iroquoian linguistics, the analysis of kinship systems, and the decipherment of Mayan hieroglyphs. His… read more
Mithun, Marianne and Wallace Chafe 1999 What are S, A, and O?Studies in Language 23:3, pp. 569–596 | Article
The letters S, A, and O have been used heuristically for distinguishing ergative-absolutive languages from nominative-accusative languages. This schema, however, has serious disadvantages for the understanding of individual grammars and even more for broad typological work, because it obscures the… read more
The study of repeated tellings of the same experience by the same speaker has been a neglected source of insights into the human mind. The content of the mind (here termed underlying experience) cannot be equated with any particular verbalization of it. Language, mental imagery, and emotions… read more
Chafe, Wallace 1997 Consciousness and languageHandbook of Pragmatics: 1996 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Article
Chafe, Wallace 1997 Polyphonic Topic DevelopmentConversation: Cognitive, communicative and social perspectives, Givón, T. (ed.), pp. 41 ff. | Article
Chafe, Wallace 1996 How consciousness shapes languageOn Language and Consciousness, Jackendoff, Ray and Wallace Chafe, pp. 35–54 | Article
I begin by distinguishing constant properties of consciousness (a focus and periphery, constant movement, a point of view, and the need for background orientation) from variable properties (the different sources of conscious experience, immediacy vs. displacement, factuality vs. fictionality,… read more
Chafe, Wallace 1996 Inferring Identifiability and AccessibilityReference and Referent Accessibility, Fretheim, Thorstein and Jeanette K. Gundel (eds.), pp. 37 ff. | Article
Chafe, Wallace 1996 Comments on Jackendoff, Nuyts, and AllwoodOn Language and Consciousness, Jackendoff, Ray and Wallace Chafe, pp. 181–196 | Reply
Chafe, Wallace 1995 The Realis-Irrealis Distinction in Caddo, the Northern Iroquoian Languages, and EnglishModality in Grammar and Discourse, Bybee, Joan L. and Suzanne Fleischman (eds.), pp. 349 ff. | Article
Chafe, Wallace 1992 Information flow in speaking and writingThe Linguistics of Literacy, Downing, Pamela A., Susan D. Lima and Michael Noonan (eds.), pp. 17 ff. | Article
Chafe, Wallace 1992 The Flow of Ideas in a Sample of Written LanguageDiscourse Description: Diverse linguistic analyses of a fund-raising text, Mann, William C. and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.), pp. 267 ff. | Article
Chafe, Wallace 1988 Linking intonation units in spoken EnglishClause Combining in Grammar and Discourse, Haiman, John and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Article