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Journal Title: English Text Construction
Volume/Issue:   7 / 1
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: 2014. iii, 149 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

The Self among its objects: W. B. Yeats’s “A Dialogue of Self and Soul”
Wit Pietrzak
1 – 17

English as a visual language: Theorising the social semiotics of anglography in polylingual texts
Allan R. James
18 – 52

Vocatives galore in audiovisual dialogue: Evidence from a corpus of American and British films
Maicol Formentelli
53 – 83

Lexical bundles and phrase frames in the language of hotel websites
Miguel Fuster Márquez
84 – 121

Interaction in two journalistic genres: A study of interactional metadiscourse
Xiaoli Fu and Ken Hyland
122 – 144

Review

Karin Aijmer, Understanding Pragmatic Markers: A Variational Pragmatic Approach
Reviewed by Lieven Buysse
145 – 149
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
 
LL Issue: 25.2166