Information Structure in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Information Structure in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789042014695
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Series: Language and Computers Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors and editors
Editor’s introduction
Thorstein Fretheim: Interpreting concessive adverbial markers in English and Norwegian discourse
Bengt Altenberg: Concessive connectors in English and Swedish
Bergljot Behrens and Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen: Connectives in contrast: A discourse semantic study of Elaboration based on corpus research
Carlota S. Smith: Perspective and point of view: Accounting for subjectivity
Raphael Salkie: Probability and necessity in English and German
Karin Aijmer: Modal adverbs of certainty and uncertainty in an English-Swedish perspective
Jeanette K. Gundel: Information structure and the use of cleft sentences in English and Norwegian
Geert-Jan M. Kruijff: Formulating a category of informativity
Valéria Molnár: Contrast - from a contrastive perspective
Jorunn Hetland: Accent and the notion of contrast: A cross-linguistic approach
Christiane von Stutterheim, Ralf Nüse and Jorge Murcia Serra: Cross-linguistic differences in the conceptualisation of events
Juliane House: Maintenance and convergence in covert translation English – German
Erich Steiner: Grammatical metaphor in translation – some methods for corpus-based investigation

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