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Title: Chinese Language and Discourse
Publisher: John Benjamins
 
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URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_seriesview.cgi?series=CLD
Description: Chinese Language and Discourse An International and Interdisciplinary Journal Editors: K. K. Luke, Nanyang Technological University/University of Hong Kong Hongyin Tao, University of California, Los Angeles Li Wei, University of London Executive Editor Hongyin Tao, University of California, Los Angeles Review Editor Li Wei, University of London cld.editors@gmail.com ISSN: 1877-7031 E-ISSN: 1877-8798 A peer-reviewed journal which seeks to publish original work on Chinese and related languages, with a focus on current topics in Chinese discourse studies. The notion of discourse is a broad one, emphasizing an empirical orientation and encompassing such linguistic fields as language and society, language and culture, language and social interaction, discourse and grammar, communication studies, and contact linguistics. Special emphasis is placed on systematic documentation of Chinese usage patterns and methodological innovations in explaining Chinese and related languages from a wide range of functionalistic perspectives, including, but not limited to, those of Conversation Analysis, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, grammaticalization, cognitive linguistics, and typological and comparative studies. The journal also publishes review articles as well as discussion topics. Exchanges of research views between authors and readers are also encouraged. Subject classification Linguistics Discourse studies Pragmatics Sino-Tibetan languages Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
ISSN: 1877-7031
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Language Specialty: Sino-Tibetan

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