Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics: Studies in honour of Stig Johansson

Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics: Studies in honour of Stig Johansson

by Jennifer Herriman

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Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics: Studies in honour of Stig Johansson by Jennifer Herriman, Sylvie De Cock, Kerstin Kunz, Kate Beeching

Contrastive studies have experienced a dramatic revival in the last decades. By combining the methodological advantages of computer corpus linguistics and the possibility of contrasting texts in two or more languages, the structure and use of languages can be explored with greater accuracy, detail and empirical strength than before. The approach has also proved to have fruitful practical applications in a number of areas such as language teaching, lexicography, translation studies and computer-aided translation. This volume contains twelve studies comparing linguistic phenomena in English and seven other languages. The topics range from comparisons of specific lexical categories and word combinations to syntactic constructions and discourse phenomena such as cohesion and thematic structure. The studies highlight similarities and differences in the use, semantics and functions of the compared items, as well as the emergence of new meanings and language change. The emphasis varies from purely linguistic studies to those focusing on practical applications.

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ISBN-13: 9789027203595
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/13/2013
Series: Studies in Corpus Linguistics Series , #54
Pages: 305

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