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Journal Title: Languages in Contrast
Volume/Issue:   13/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 135 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Changing conventions in German causal clause complexes: A diachronic corpus study of translated and non-translated business articles
Mario Bisiada 1 – 27

Variation in the translation patterns of English complex noun phrases into Spanish in a specific domain
María Luisa Carrió Pastor and Miguel Ángel Candel Mora 28 – 45

Counterfactual conditionals in focus: A contrastive analysis of French and Norwegian
Marianne Hobæk Haff 46 – 66

The passive voice in spoken and written Danish, Norwegian and Swedish: A comparative corpus-based study
Anu Laanemets 67 – 89

Author manifestation and perceptions of self in Chinese academic discourse: Comparisons with English
Tong King Lee 90 – 112

Modality, aspect and the progressive: The semantics of the present progressive in French in comparison with English
Astrid De Wit and Adeline Patard 113 – 132

Review

Lutz Gunkel and Gisela Zifonun (eds), Deutsch im Sprachvergleich. Grammatische Kontraste und Konvergenzen.
Reviewed by Torsten Leuschner 133 – 135
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.1436