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  1. paul, Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora: Aijmer, Stenstr�m (Eds)

Message 1: Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora: Aijmer, Stenstr�m (Eds)

Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 11:15:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: paul <>
Subject: Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora: Aijmer, Stenstr�m (Eds)

Title: Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 120

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

Book URL:

Editor: Karin Aijmer, Goteborg University
Editor: Anna-Brita Stenstr�m, Bergen University

Hardback: ISBN: 1588115062, Pages: viii, 279 pp., Price: U.S. $ 126.00


This book brings together a number of empirical studies that use
corpora to study discourse patterns in speech and writing. It explores
new trends in the area of text and discourse characterized by the
alliance between text linguistics and areas such as corpus
linguistics, genre analysis, literary stylistics and cross-linguistic
studies. The contributions to the volume show how established corpora
can be used to ask a number of new questions about the interface
between speech and writing, the relation between grammar and
discourse, academic discourse, cohesive markers, stylistic devices
such as metaphor, deixis and non-verbal communication. The corpora
used for text-analysis can also be tailor-made for the study of
particular genres such as journal article abstracts, lectures,
e-mailing list messages, headlines and titles. A recent development is
to bring in contrastive data from bilingual corpora to show what is
language-specific in the organization of the text.

Table of contents

List of Contributors 
Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora
Karin Aijmer and Anna-Brita Stenstr�m 1--13 
I. Cohesion and Coherence 15 
The Cataphoric Indexicality of Titles
Annalisa Baichhi 17--38 
Cataphoric Complexity in Spoken English
Silvia Bruti 39--63 
The Role of Multiple Themes in Cohesion
Hilde Hasselg�rd 65--87 
Dialogical coherence? Patterns of cohesion in face-to-face
	conversation and e-mail mailing list messages
Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen 89--110 
II. Metadiscourse and Discourse markers 111 
Gestural and Symbolic Uses of the Deictic "here" in Academic Lectures
Julia Bamford 113--138 
The Discourse Function of Contrastive Connectors in Academic Abstracts
Marina Bondi 139--156 
The Discourse Functions of I don't know in English Conversation
Giuliana Diani 157--171 
They're a Little Bit Different: Observations on Hedges in Academic
Anna Mauranen 173--197 
Interaction in Written Economics Lectures: The Meta-discursive Role of
	Person Markers
Christina Samson 199--216 
III. Text and Information Structure 217 
Using Non-extraposition in Spoken and Written Texts: a Functional
Gunther Kaltenboeck 219--242 
IV. Metaphor and Text 243 
English Metaphors and Their Translation: the Importance of Context
Kay Wikberg 245--265

Lingfield(s):	Pragmatics
		Text/Corpus Linguistics
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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