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LINGUIST List 20.3170

Sat Sep 19 2009

Books: Semantics/Text&Corpus Ling: Stewart

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        1.    Tara Thomas, Semantic Prosody: Stewart

Message 1: Semantic Prosody: Stewart
Date: 18-Sep-2009
From: Tara Thomas <Tara.Thomastaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Semantic Prosody: Stewart
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Title: Semantic Prosody
Subtitle: A Critical Evaluation
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics
Published: 2009
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/9780415804400

Author: Dominic Stewart
Electronic: ISBN: 0203870077 9780203870075 Pages: 194 Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 041580440X 9780415804400 Pages: 194 Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Abstract:

Semantic Prosody is the first full-length treatment of semantic prosody, a
concept which has emerged almost exclusively within the field of corpus
linguistics. The book offers a review of how semantic prosody has been
described and approached in contributions on the subject, as well as a
critical analysis of those contributions and a number of case studies. It
discusses the relevance of the theory of priming for semantic prosody, and
whether semantic prosody has cogency as a theoretical concept. Lastly, it
points the way for future research.

Since work on semantic prosody so far has been occasional, brief, and
distributed across a range of monographs, articles and conference papers,
this book, which does not assume previous knowledge of the subject, will
constitute a fundamental work of reference for scholars, teachers and
students alike. At the same time, Semantic Prosody goes beyond the central
topic of the work and proves to have wide-reaching implications for both
corpus linguistics and linguistics overall. In this sense semantic prosody
is used as a springboard for investigations into issues of vital importance
for corpus studies such as the structuring and presentation of text in a
corpus, the varying methodologies adopted by analysts to approach and
interpret corpus data, as well as broader issues such as the role of
intuition, introspection and elicitation in empirical language studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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