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LINGUIST List 18.2631

Mon Sep 10 2007

Books: Syntax/Text&Corpus Ling: Lenker, Meurman-Solin (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Connectives in the History of English: Lenker, Meurman-Solin (Eds)


Message 1: Connectives in the History of English: Lenker, Meurman-Solin (Eds)
Date: 10-Sep-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Connectives in the History of English: Lenker, Meurman-Solin (Eds)
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Title: Connectives in the History of English
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 283
Published: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20283

Editor: Ursula Lenker
Editor: Anneli Meurman-Solin
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247986 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 155.00
Abstract:

Clausal connection is one of the key building blocks of language and thus a
field where a wide range of syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and cognitive
phenomena meet. The availability of large databases as well as considerable
advances in corpus-linguistic methods have strengthened the interest in the
history of features linking clauses or larger chunks of text. The papers in
this volume combine a thorough corpus-based analysis of the history of
individual connectives, their co-occurrence patterns, and patterns of
variation and change from both intra- and inter-systemic perspectives with
a variety of methodological tools, ranging from sophisticated methods of
grammatical analysis to pragmatics, text linguistics and discourse
analysis. Drawing on quantitatively and qualitatively improved data, the
studies reconstruct the history of a wide range of connectives in English
from various new theoretical perspectives.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Syntax
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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