Table of Contents

""Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""List of figures""; ""List of tables""; ""1 Answering systems""; ""1.1 Semantics""; ""1.2 Forms""; ""1.3 An overview of Welsh responsives""; ""2 Welsh echo responsives""; ""2.1 Perfect responsives: tense and aspect""; ""2.2 Full echo and substitute responsives: types of finite verbs""; ""2.3 Agreement features: person deixis""; ""2.4 Agreement features: number""; ""2.5 Forms of bod �be�""; ""2.6 More about negative forms""; ""2.7 Summary""; ""3 Welsh echo and nonecho responsives""; ""3.1 Introduction""; ""3.2 Discourse sources""; ""3.3 Syntactic form"" ""3.4 Logical form""""3.5 Summary""; ""4 Discourse functions of Welsh responsives""; ""4.1 Answers""; ""4.2 Agreements and disagreements""; ""4.3 Response questions""; ""4.4 Acknowledgements""; ""4.5 Corrections""; ""4.6 Polarity of responsives""; ""5 A formal analysis of Welsh responsives""; ""5.1 VPless elliptical sentences""; ""5.2 Responsives and VPless elliptical sentences""; ""5.3 A generalized analysis""; ""6 Children�s use of Welsh responsives""; ""6.1 Introduction""; ""6.2 Echo responsives""; ""6.3 Nonecho responsives""; ""6.4 Nonecho or echo responsives"" ""6.5 Forms of verbal responsives: positive and negative""""6.6 Summary""; ""7 Language contact: the influence of English""; ""7.1 Introduction""; ""7.2 Language background""; ""7.3 Conclusions""; ""8 Internal causes of variation""; ""8.1 Isomorphism""; ""8.2 Discourse""; ""8.3 Semantics""; ""8.4 Overall summary and conclusions""; ""Appendix I. Conventions in the corpus examples""; ""Appendix II. Conventions in the interlinear glosses""; ""Appendix III. Additional examples of responsives""; ""Appendix IV. Examples of formal answering systems""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""