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Title: Corpora: Pragmatics and Discourse
Subtitle: Papers from the 29th International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 29). Ascona, Switzerland, 14-18 May 2008.
Edited By: Andreas H. Jucker
Daniel Schreier
Marianne Hundt
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=LC+68
Series Title: Language and Computers 68
Description:

This volume presents current state-of-the-art discussions in corpus-based
linguistic research of the English language. The papers deal with
Present-day English, worldwide varieties of English and the history of the
English language. A special focus of the volume are studies in the broad
field of corpus pragmatics and corpus-based discourse analysis. It includes
corpus-based studies of speech acts, conversational routines, referential
expressions and thought styles, as well as studies on the lexis, grammar
and semantics of English. And it also includes several studies on technical
aspects of corpus compilation, fieldwork and parsing.

Contents

Introduction

Andreas H. Jucker, Daniel Schreier and Marianne Hundt: Corpus linguistics,
pragmatics and discourse

Pragmatics and discourse

Thomas Kohnen: Historical corpus pragmatics: Focus on speech acts and texts

Irma Taavitsainen: The pragmatics of knowledge and meaning: Corpus
linguistic approaches to changing thought-styles in early modern medical
discourse

Tanja Rütten: A diachronic perspective on changing routines in texts

Minna Nevala: Friends will be “friends”? The sociopragmatics of
referential terms in early English letters

Minna Palander-Collin: Self-reference and mental processes in early English
personal correspondence: A corpus approach to changing patterns of interaction

Anita Fetzer: Sort of and kind of in political discourse:
Hedge, head of NP or contextualization cue?

Karin Aijmer: “So er I just sort I dunno I think it’s just because...”: A
corpus study of I don’t know and dunno in learners’ spoken
English

Magnus Levin and Hans Lindquist: On the face of it: How recurrent
phrases organize text

Karin Axelsson: Research on fiction dialogue: Problems and possible solutions

Anna Marchi and Charlotte Taylor: Establishing the EU: The representation
of Europe in the press in 1993 and 2005

Lexis, grammar and semantics

Stephen Coffey: A nightmare of a trip, a gem of a hotel: The study
of an evaluative and descriptive frame

Magali Paquot and Yves Bestgen: Distinctive words in academic writing: A
comparison of three statistical tests for keyword extraction

Naixing Wei: On the phraseology of Chinese learner spoken English: Evidence
of lexical chunks from COLSEC

Jukka Tyrkkö and Turo Hiltunen: Frequency of nominalization in Early Modern
English medical writing

Arja Nurmi: May: The social history of an auxiliary

Sara Gesuato: GO to V: Literal meaning and metaphorical extensions

Carolin Biewer: Passive constructions in Fiji English: A corpus-based study

Ingvilt Marcoe: Subordinating conjunctions in Middle English and Early
Modern English religious writing

Daniël Van Olmen: A contrastive look at English and Dutch (negative)
imperatives
Corpus compilation, fieldwork and parsing

Dagmar Deuber: Caribbean ICE corpora: Some issues for fieldwork and analysis

Alpo Honkapohja, Samuli Kaislaniemi and Ville Marttila: Digital Editions
for Corpus Linguistics: Representing manuscript reality in electronic corpora

Hans Martin Lehmann and Gerold Schneider: Parser-based analysis of
syntax-lexis interactions

Index

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9042025921
ISBN-13: 9789042025929
Pages: 522
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