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Title: Connectives in the History of English
Edited By: Ursula Lenker
Anneli Meurman-Solin
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20283
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 283
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Pragmatics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027247986
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 155.00