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Journal Title: Languages in Contrast
Volume/Issue:   14 / 1
Issue Title: Genre- and register-related discourse features in contrast
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: 2014. v, 161 pp.

Table of Contents


Marie-Aude Lefer and Svetlana Vogeleer
1 – 5

Using multi-dimensional analysis to explore cross-linguistic universals of register variation
Douglas Biber
7 – 34

Cross-linguistic register studies: Theoretical and methodological considerations
Stella Neumann
35 – 57

A lexical bundle approach to comparing languages: Stems in English and French
Sylviane Granger
58 – 72

Discourse-structuring functions of initial adverbials in English and Norwegian news and fiction
Hilde Hasselgård
73 – 92

Canonical tag questions in English, Spanish and Portuguese: A discourse-functional study
María de los Ángeles Gómez González
93 – 126

Loving and hating the movies in English, German and Spanish
Maite Taboada, Marta Carretero and Jennifer Hinnell
127 – 161
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
Norwegian Bokmål
LL Issue: 25.1415