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Wed Nov 27 2013

Books: Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: Eggs, McElholm

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Date: 26-Nov-2013
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Subject: Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: Eggs, McElholm
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Title: Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations Subtitle: The Use of Example Markers in English and German Published: 2013 Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Author: Ekkehard Eggs Author: Dermot D. McElholm Hardback: ISBN: 9783631645567 Pages: 152 Price: U.S. $ 42.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631645567 Pages: 152 Price: U.K. £ 26.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631645567 Pages: 152 Price: Europe EURO 32.70

This linguistic research monograph focuses primarily on the uses of example markers or connectors in English (for example, for instance, such as etc.) and, to a lesser extent, in German ([so] zum Beispiel, beispielsweise etc.). It analyses these uses not only from a linguistics viewpoint (syntax, semantics, pragmatics, information and text structure, intonation) but also integrates issues of rhetoric, philosophy and, in particular, of argumentation theory. This approach leads to the distinction of three main uses of example markers − exemplification, selection, argumentation − and thus entails the abandonment of the traditional grammatical approach, which only recognizes exemplifying use, and of the more recent approach in computational linguistics, which only distinguishes selective use.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis                             Philosophy of Language                             Pragmatics                             Semantics                             Syntax                             Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)                             German (deu)
Written In: English (eng)

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