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Title: Contrastive Analysis in Language
Subtitle: Identifying Linguistic Units of Comparison
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1-4039-1724-8
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This is a book about comparison in linguistics in general, rather than 'contrastive analysis' as a distinct branch of linguistics. It addresses the question 'Does the analytical apparatus used by linguists allow comparisons to be made across languages?' Four major domains are considered in turn: derivational morphology, syntax, semantics & pragmatics, and discourse. Contributions cover a broad spectrum of linguistic disciplines, ranging from contrastive linguistics and linguistic typology to translation studies and historical linguistics.

Contents
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; D.Willems, B.Defrancq, T.Colleman & D.Noël
PART 1: SEMANTICS
Semantic Primes Within and Across Languages; C.Goddard
A Semantic Map for Imperative-Hortatives; J.van der Auwera, N.Dubrushina & V.Goussev
PART 2: SYNTAX
Basic Word Order in Formal and Functional Linguistics and the Typological Status of 'Canonical' Sentence Types; F.J.Newmeyer
Division of Labour: The Role-Semantic Function of Basic Order and Case; B.Primus
PART 3: MORPHOLOGY
Action and Agent Nouns in French and Polysemy; P.Sleeman & E.Verheugd-Daatzelaar
Deverbal Nouns and the Agentive Dimension Across Languages; F.Devos & J.Taeldeman
Deverbal Nouns in Russian: In Search of a Dividing Line; K.Paykin
PART 4: DISCOURSE
Contrastive Analysis Across Time: Issues in Historical Dialogue Analysis; A.H.Jucker
Contrastive Textlinguistics and Translation Universals; A.Chesterman
Genre and Multimodality: Expanding the Context for Comparison across Languages; J.Bateman & J.Delin
Language Index
Index

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403917248
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
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