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LINGUIST List 17.3272

Fri Nov 10 2006

Books: Discourse Analysis: Biber

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Joyce Reid, Dimensions of Register Variation: Biber


Message 1: Dimensions of Register Variation: Biber
Date: 07-Nov-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Dimensions of Register Variation: Biber


Title: Dimensions of Register Variation
Subtitle: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Douglas Biber
Paperback: ISBN: 0521024110 Pages: 446 Price: U.S. $ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521024110 Pages: 446 Price: U.K. £ 35.00
Abstract:

Douglas Biber's new book extends and refines the research and methodology
reported in his ground breaking Variation Across Speech and Writing (CUP
1988). In Dimensions of Register Variation he gives a linguistic analysis
of register in four widely differing languages: English, Nukulaelae
Tuvaluan, Korean, and Somali. Using the multi-dimensional analytical
framework employed in his earlier work, Biber carries out a principled
comparison of both synchronic and diachronic patterns of variation across
the four languages. Striking similarities as well as differences emerge,
allowing Biber to predict for the first time cross-linguistic universals of
register variation. This major new work will provide the foundation for the
further investigation of cross-linguistic universals governing the pattern
of discourse variation across registers, and will be of wide interest to
any scholar interested in style, register and literacy.

Acknowledgments;
1. Introduction;
2. The comprehensive analysis of register variation;
3. Sociocultural description of the four language situations;
4. The linguistic bases of cross-linguistic register comparisons: a
detailed quantitative comparison of English and Somali registers.
5. Methodology;
6. Multi-dimensional analyses of the four languages;
7. Cross-linguistic patterns of register variation: synchronic similarities
and differences;
8. Cross-linguistic patterns of register variation: diachronic similarities
and differences;
9. Registers and text types in English and Somali;
10. Towards cross-linguistic universals of register variation;
Appendices;
Notes;
References;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Korean (kor)
                            Somali (som)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=22160


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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
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International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
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Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

 




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