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Title: Variation and Change in Spoken and Written Discourse
Subtitle: Perspectives from corpus linguistics
Edited By: Julia Bamford
Silvia Cavalieri
Giuliana Diani
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/ds.21
Series Title: Dialogue Studies 21
Description:

This book focuses on aspects of variation and change in language use in spoken and written discourse on the basis of corpus analyses, providing new descriptive insights, and new methods of utilising small specialized corpora for the description of language variation and change. The sixteen contributions included in this volume represent a variety of diverse views and approaches, but all share the common goal of throwing light on a crucial dimension of discourse: the dialogic interactivity between the spoken and written. Their foci range from papers addressing general issues related to corpus analysis of spoken dialogue to papers focusing on specific cases employing a variety of analytical tools, including qualitative and quantitative analysis of small and large corpora. The present volume constitutes a highly valuable tool for applied linguists and discourse analysts as well as for students, instructors and language teachers.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Italian
Japanese
Scots
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