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LINGUIST List 21.3663

Thu Sep 16 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Text/Corpus Ling/Lexicography: Hunston

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Message 1: Corpus Approaches to Evaluation: Hunston
Date: 15-Sep-2010
From: Julia Sammaritano <Julia.Sammaritanotaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Corpus Approaches to Evaluation: Hunston
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Title: Corpus Approaches to Evaluation
Subtitle: Phraseology and Evaluative Language
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics
Published: 2010
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415962025/

Author: Susan Hunston
Electronic: ISBN: 9780203841686 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9780203841686 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415962025 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415962025 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Abstract:

This book applies a set of corpus investigation techniques to the study of
evaluation, or stance, or affect, in naturally-occurring discourse.
Evaluative language indicates opinions, attitudes, and judgments. It is an
important part of activities such as persuading someone that a particular
viewpoint is correct, or in constructing knowledge from a different number
of theories. This book argues that phraseology--regularities or patterns in
language identifiable from corpus studies--is important to the study of
evaluative language. It makes a number of more specific arguments: that
modal meaning is expressed through particular phrases and not only through
modal verbs; that figurative phrases are used to intensify evaluation; and
that patterns of use may be exploited to achieve an automatic
identification of evaluations. It also builds on the author's previous work
in exploring how films and journalism use language and images to build
knowledge from ideas.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Lexicography
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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