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Title: Semantic Prosody
Subtitle: A Critical Evaluation
Written By: Dominic Stewart
URL: http://www.routledge.com/9780415804400
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics
Description:

Semantic Prosody is the first full-length treatment of semantic prosody, a
concept which has emerged almost exclusively within the field of corpus
linguistics. The book offers a review of how semantic prosody has been
described and approached in contributions on the subject, as well as a
critical analysis of those contributions and a number of case studies. It
discusses the relevance of the theory of priming for semantic prosody, and
whether semantic prosody has cogency as a theoretical concept. Lastly, it
points the way for future research.

Since work on semantic prosody so far has been occasional, brief, and
distributed across a range of monographs, articles and conference papers,
this book, which does not assume previous knowledge of the subject, will
constitute a fundamental work of reference for scholars, teachers and
students alike. At the same time, Semantic Prosody goes beyond the central
topic of the work and proves to have wide-reaching implications for both
corpus linguistics and linguistics overall. In this sense semantic prosody
is used as a springboard for investigations into issues of vital importance
for corpus studies such as the structuring and presentation of text in a
corpus, the varying methodologies adopted by analysts to approach and
interpret corpus data, as well as broader issues such as the role of
intuition, introspection and elicitation in empirical language studies.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN: 0203870077
ISBN-13: 9780203870075
Pages: 194
Prices: U.S. $ 120.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 041580440X
ISBN-13: 9780415804400
Pages: 194
Prices: U.S. $ 120.00