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LINGUIST List 24.4793

Wed Nov 27 2013

Books: Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: Eggs, McElholm

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Nov-2013
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: Eggs, McElholm
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Title: Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations
Subtitle: The Use of Example Markers in English and German
Published: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?264556

Author: Ekkehard Eggs
Author: Dermot D. McElholm
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631645567 Pages: 152 Price: U.S. $ 42.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631645567 Pages: 152 Price: U.K. £ 26.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631645567 Pages: 152 Price: Europe EURO 32.70
Abstract:

This linguistic research monograph focuses primarily on the uses of example markers or connectors in English (for example, for instance, such as etc.) and, to a lesser extent, in German ([so] zum Beispiel, beispielsweise etc.). It analyses these uses not only from a linguistics viewpoint (syntax, semantics, pragmatics, information and text structure, intonation) but also integrates issues of rhetoric, philosophy and, in particular, of argumentation theory. This approach leads to the distinction of three main uses of example markers − exemplification, selection, argumentation − and thus entails the abandonment of the traditional grammatical approach, which only recognizes exemplifying use, and of the more recent approach in computational linguistics, which only distinguishes selective use.



Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)

Written In: English (eng)

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