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Title: A Corpus-driven Study of Discourse Intonation
Subtitle: The Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (Prosodic)
Written By: Winnie Cheng
Chris Greaves
Martin Warren
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 32

The book is the first to apply David Brazil's Discourse Intonation systems
(prominence, tone, key and termination) to the study of a corpus of
authentic, naturally-occurring spoken discourses. The Hong Kong Corpus of
Spoken English (prosodic) is made up of approximately one million words
consisting of four sub-corpora of equal size, namely academic,
conversation, business and public. The participants are all adults and
typically have either Cantonese or English as their first language. The
four Discourse Intonation systems are described in terms of how the system
works and how they are manifested in the corpus, both across the
sub-corpora and also across speakers in the corpus. The book is accompanied
with a CD containing the prosodically transcribed corpus together with
iConc which is the software designed and written specifically to
interrogate the HKCSE (prosodic). The issues raised and discussed are all
of importance in Conversation Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Disco
urse Analysis, Discourse Intonation, Pragmatics, and Intercultural

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027223068
ISBN-13: 9789027223067
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027289872
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00