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Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics

Contrastive Analysis of Discourse-pragmatic Aspects of Linguistic Genres

Editors: Aijmer, Karin, Lewis, Diana (Eds.)

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  • ​Offers insights on how corpus-based research can contribute to our knowledge of linguistic features and genres
  • Articles present findings on several European languages
  •  Encourages further research in more languages, genres, and using different types of corpora  
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This volume will give readers insight into how genres are characterised by the patterns of frequency and distribution of linguistic features across a number of European languages. The material presented in this book will also stimulate further corpus-based contrastive research including more languages, more genres and different types of corpora. This is the first special issue of the Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics, a publication that addresses the interface between the two disciplines and offers a platform to scholars who combine both methodologies to present rigorous and interdisciplinary findings about language in real use. Corpus linguistics and Pragmatics have traditionally represented two paths of scientific thought, parallel but often mutually exclusive and excluding. Corpus Linguistics can offer a meticulous methodology based on mathematics and statistics, while Pragmatics is characterized by its effort in the interpretation of intended meaning in real language.

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“The different chapters illustrate the variety of discourse-pragmatic topics that can be explored in corpus linguistics. Next to the quantitative refinement they allow for, corpora give access to authentic examples of language in context. This, in fact, is one of the assets of the book: not only do the contributors illustrate their points with many corpus examples, but they also provide detailed descriptions of these. … The contrastive perspective adds an interesting dimension to the volume … .” (Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Discourse Studies, Vol. 20 (04), 2018)
“The volume edited by Aijmer and Lewis is an interesting and original contribution to the areas of pragmatics, discourse and genre studies. It achieves good balance between theory and practice. The chapters adopt a usage-based approach, exploiting a range of corpus material. Languages involved in the comparisons with English are Czech, Dutch, French, Polish, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish. The book will make a valuable contribution to courses on corpus linguistics, pragmatics, stylistics and genre, discourse studies and the English language.”  (Anna Gladkova, University of Brighton, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Aijmer, Karin (et al.)

  • The Semantic Field of Obligation in an English-Swedish Contrastive Perspective

    Pages 13-32

    Aijmer, Karin

  • English so and Dutch dus in a Parallel Corpus: An Investigation into Their Mutual Translatability

    Pages 33-61

    Buysse, Lieven

  • What English Translation Equivalents Can Reveal about the Czech “Modal” Particle prý: A Cross-Register Study

    Pages 63-90

    Martinková, Michaela (et al.)

  • Modal Adverbs of Certainty in EU Legal Discourse: A Parallel Corpus Approach

    Pages 91-115

    Szczyrbak, Magdalena

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contrastive Analysis of Discourse-pragmatic Aspects of Linguistic Genres
Editors
  • Karin Aijmer
  • Diana Lewis
Series Title
Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54556-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54556-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54554-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85422-9
Series ISSN
2213-6819
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 233
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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