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Title: Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics
Subtitle: Studies in honour of Stig Johansson
Edited By: Karin Aijmer
Bengt Altenberg
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.54
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 54
Description:

Contrastive studies have experienced a dramatic revival in the last decades. By combining the methodological advantages of computer corpus linguistics and the possibility of contrasting texts in two or more languages, the structure and use of languages can be explored with greater accuracy, detail and empirical strength than before. The approach has also proved to have fruitful practical applications in a number of areas such as language teaching, lexicography, translation studies and computer-aided translation. This volume contains twelve studies comparing linguistic phenomena in English and seven other languages. The topics range from comparisons of specific lexical categories and word combinations to syntactic constructions and discourse phenomena such as cohesion and thematic structure. The studies highlight similarities and differences in the use, semantics and functions of the compared items, as well as the emergence of new meanings and language change. The emphasis varies from purely linguistic studies to those focusing on practical applications.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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