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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: New Approaches in Text Linguistics
Edited By: Sylvie Mellet
Dominique Longrée
Series Title: Belgian Journal of Linguistics 23

Over the last years, research in text linguistics has yielded insights into
different levels of methodological reflection and practice, resulting in
new issues for investigation. On the one hand, the development of
computerized corpora and 'hypertextual' reading has reminded researchers
that the text is a complex object, both linear and network-like, and
largely shaped by its context: how can analysis grapple with such a
complexity? On the other hand, the processing of computerized corpora
raises new methodological questions about the textual units chosen for
analysis or about the use of grammatical categories as tools for stylistic
and generic characterization of texts.This volume hopes to offer some
constructive reflection on these challenging issues. The selected papers
either demonstrate the value of some innovative method of analysis through
concrete applications, or develop strong and well-argued epistemological
positions, illustrated with examples. Interdisciplinary contributions are
also represented: when dealing with 'regulating concepts' such as 'corpus',
'inter-/co-text', 'speech genre', etc., various domains including
stylistics, genetic criticism, contrastive research, didactic approaches,
statistical linguistics and discourse analysis share a common interest with
text linguistics.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789027226839
Prices: Europe EURO 98.00
U.S. $ 147.00