Thorstein Fretheim

List of John Benjamins publications for which Thorstein Fretheim plays a role.


Pragmatic Markers and Propositional Attitude

Edited by Gisle Andersen and Thorstein Fretheim

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 79] 2000. viii, 273 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Semantics | Typology

Reference and Referent Accessibility

Edited by Thorstein Fretheim and Jeanette K. Gundel

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 38] 1996. xii, 312 pp.
Subjects Pragmatics


Fretheim, Thorstein 2016 The speaker’s derivational intentionRelevance Theory: Recent developments, current challenges and future directions, Padilla Cruz, Manuel (ed.), pp. 33–58 | Article
Adopting the basic tenets of relevance theory, Powell (2010) introduces the concept of derivational intention as something separate from a speaker’s informative intention. The derivational intention of a speaker is an intention concerning the pragmatically inferred route that the hearer should take… read more
Gundel, Jeanette K. and Thorstein Fretheim 2009 Information structureGrammar, Meaning and Pragmatics, Brisard, Frank, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 146–160 | Article
Fretheim, Thorstein and Nana Aba Appiah Amfo 2008 'Abroad' and semantically related terms in some European languages and in Akan (Ghana)Languages and Cultures in Contrast and Comparison, Gómez González, María de los Ángeles, J. Lachlan Mackenzie and Elsa M. González Álvarez (eds.), pp. 173–191 | Article
The reference of the English word abroad used as a predicate or as an adverbial adjunct can be determined in one of two ways. Depending on contextual evidence, a token of abroad in a discourse must be processed either as an anaphor with the meaning ‘away from the subject referent’s country’ or as a… read more
Fretheim, Thorstein and Nana Aba Appiah Amfo 2008 Reference, determiners and descriptive contentEssays on Nominal Determination: From morphology to discourse management, Høeg Müller, Henrik and Alex Klinge (eds.), pp. 337–364 | Article
This paper starts out arguing that Gundel et al.’s claim that whatever a demonstrative can do, a definite article can do equally well is in need of revision. Then, against the tenor of Gundel et al.’s Givenness Hierarchy model, we postulate a univocal lexical meaning for determiners and… read more
Fretheim, Thorstein 2007 ‘Switch-polarity’ anaphora in English and NorwegianThe Grammar–Pragmatics Interface: Essays in honor of Jeanette K. Gundel, Hedberg, Nancy and Ron Zacharski (eds.), pp. 217–243 | Article
Fretheim, Thorstein, Stella Boateng and Ildikó Vaskó 2003 Then — adverbial pro-form or inference particle? A comparative study of English, Ewe, Hungarian, and NorwegianMeaning Through Language Contrast: Volume 2, Jaszczolt, Katarzyna M. and Ken Turner (eds.), pp. 51–74 | Article
Gundel, Jeanette K. and Thorstein Fretheim 2003 Information structureHandbook of Pragmatics: 2002 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–17 | Article
The English temporal adverb again and the corresponding adverb igjen in Norwegian are words which do not encode a concept but rather an instruction to the audience to let the inferential phase of their comprehension process be guided by a specific contextual assumption. These adverbs have a… read more
Andersen, Gisle and Thorstein Fretheim 2000 IntroductionPragmatic Markers and Propositional Attitude, Andersen, Gisle and Thorstein Fretheim (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Miscellaneous
Fretheim, Thorstein 2000 Procedural encoding of propositional attitude in Norwegian conditional clausesPragmatic Markers and Propositional Attitude, Andersen, Gisle and Thorstein Fretheim (eds.), pp. 53 ff. | Article
Fretheim, Thorstein 1998 Intonation and the Procedural Encoding of Attributed Thoughts: The Case of Norwegian Negative InterrogativesCurrent Issues in Relevance Theory, Rouchota, Villy and Andreas H. Jucker (eds.), pp. 205 ff. | Article
Fretheim, Thorstein 1996 Accessing Contexts with IntonationReference and Referent Accessibility, Fretheim, Thorstein and Jeanette K. Gundel (eds.), pp. 89 ff. | Article
Fretheim, Thorstein 1987 21. Pragmatics and intonationThe Pragmatic Perspective: Selected papers from the 1985 International Pragmatics Conference, Verschueren, Jef and Marcella Bertuccelli Papi (eds.), pp. 395 ff. | Chapter