Date: 21-Jun-2005 From: Jennifer Lovel <jlovelcontinuumbooks.com> Subject: Multifactorial Analysis in Corpus Linguistics: Gries
Title: Multifactorial Analysis in Corpus Linguistics
Series Title: Open Linguistics
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Author: Stefan Thomas Gries, University of Southern Denmark
Paperback: ISBN: 0826476066 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 25
This book presents a novel analysis of Particle Movement from the point of view of psycholinguistics.
Stefan Gries argues that corpus-based approaches to the study of Particle Movement are superior to those used in traditional grammar, in that they can tell us more about the internal workings of the brain. These new approaches enable Particle Movement to be described in greater detail, and to be compared more easily. Gries also argues that it is possible to predict with a high degree of accuracy which of two word orders native speakers will subconsciously choose in natural speech.
As well as examining the methodology of Particle Movement, the study addresses more theoretical questions. It is argued that some theories of how language is produced by the brain cannot explain the results found in practical studies, and Gries therefore looks at the relative merits of more interactive models of language production.
This book will be useful to postgraduates and academics researching cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics.