Corpus Approaches to Evaluation: Phraseology and Evaluative Language / Edition 1

Corpus Approaches to Evaluation: Phraseology and Evaluative Language / Edition 1

by Susan Hunston
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415962021

ISBN-13: 9780415962025

Pub. Date: 09/03/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book applies a set of corpus investigation techniques to the study of evaluation, or stance, or affect, in naturally-occurring discourse. It reviews previous work in this area and discusses the limitations and the opportunities offered by the approach in question. It also extends current work in a number of new directions: it extends the notion of

Overview

This book applies a set of corpus investigation techniques to the study of evaluation, or stance, or affect, in naturally-occurring discourse. It reviews previous work in this area and discusses the limitations and the opportunities offered by the approach in question. It also extends current work in a number of new directions: it extends the notion of ‘propositional status’ into the area of images as well as of texts; it proposes a set of ‘modal-like entities’ that cover some of the same semantic areas as modal verbs but which are difficult to observe without corpus evidence; it highlights the role of phraseology in the identification of evaluation; and it proposes a notion of ‘semantic sequence’, being that which is often said in specific discourses, and which, it is argued, is identifiable through corpus techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415962025
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/03/2010
Series:
Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics Series
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Evaluative Language, Phraseology and Corpus Linguistics 2. Appraisal, Stance, Evaluation 3. Status in Written Texts and Multi-Modal Text 4. Evaluation, Quantity and Meaning 5. Modal-Like Expressions 6. Corpus Approaches to Investigating Status 7. Grammar Patterns, Local Grammars, and Evaluation 8. Phraseology, Intensity and Density 9. Conclusion

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