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Title: Lexical Cohesion and Corpus Linguistics
Edited By: John Flowerdew
Michaela Mahlberg
Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 17

Lexical cohesion is about meaning in text. It concerns the ways in which
lexical items relate to each other and to other cohesive devices so that
textual continuity is created. Traditionally, lexical cohesion (along with
other types of cohesion) has been investigated in individual texts. With
the advent of corpus techniques, however, there is potential to investigate
lexical cohesion with reference to large corpora. This collection of papers
illustrates a variety of corpus approaches to lexical cohesion.
Contributions deal with lexical cohesion in relation to rhetorical
structure, lexical bundles and discourse signalling, discourse intonation,
semantic prosody, use of signalling nouns, and corpus linguistic theory.
The volume also considers implications that innovative approaches to
lexical cohesion can have for language teaching.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027222479
ISBN-13: 9789027222473
Prices: Europe EURO 80.00
U.S. $ 120.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027289711
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U.S. $ 120.00